WATERTOWN, NY — Wendy M. Heaslip Rapin, 61, of State Route 342, Watertown, passed away, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY.
Born Sept. 2, 1959 in Watertown, NY, a daughter of Richard G. and Doris E. Wood Heaslip, she attended General Brown High School and later earned an associates degree from Jefferson Community College, Watertown, NY.
A marriage to James Rapin ended in divorce.
Wendy was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Watertown, NY.
She loved to make jewelry, drawing and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her companion of 15 years, George K. Tibbles; her mother and step-father, Doris and Ron Newton, Point Peninsula, NY and FL; a son, Joshua Rapin, Green Bay, WI; a daughter, Jessica Rapin Ketchum, Silver Springs, FL; three grandchildren, Kaylin, Logan and Jace Rapin; three sisters, Deborah and Bernard Dufresne, Adams Center, NY, Connie Dunaway, OH, Kim Dunaway-Domachowske and Mike Domachowske, Watertown, NY; a brother, Bruce and Penny Heaslip, Smithville, NY; a sister-in-law, Jackie Heaslip, Portland, OR; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Her father, Richard G. Heaslip and a brother, Richard G. Heaslip, Jr. preceeded her in death.
Services will be announced in the spring.
Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.
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