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Verna Mae Headrick

June 19, 1929 — January 6, 2015

Verna Mae Headrick, 85, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS.She was born June 19, 1929 at Liberal, KS, the daughter of Dan and Ida (Deckert) Jantzen.On Aug 17, 1947, she married E. Dean Headrick. He died on January 3, 2000.She was lifelong member of the Kismet community, graduating from Kismet High School in 1947.She devoted her whole life to raising her family and supporting her husband in farming and ranching. She would help work cattle, drive grain truck or whatever needed to be done. She was always cooking for the hired hands and the harvest crews. She was the planner of many functions and family reunions. Her hobbies included sewing and scrapbooking. She had given many cherished photo albums to her family.She was a member of the Kismet United Methodist Church and Kismet UMW. She held many offices in the church, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and directed the Junior Choir. She and her husband, Dean, sang many duets for weddings and funerals. She was a member of the Kismet Supper Club where she had some of her closest friends. They would dine, travel, and square dance together. Survivors include:1 Daughter: Connie Cox and husband Steven of Long Island, KS2 Sons: Jeff Headrick and wife Liz of Kismet, KS Dan Headrick and wife Anita of Hot Springs, AR1 Brother: Merlin Jantzen and wife Barbara of Liberal, KS1 Sister: Jean Unruh Towle of Kismet, KS1 Sister-in-law: Rochelle Jantzen of Bucklin, KS9 Grandchildren: Angela McKenna, Aaron Green, Andrew Green, Nathan Headrick, Jessica Brewer, Amie Benson, Casie Headrick, Emily Headrick and Sarah Headrick.9 Great-Grandchildren: Austin, Katie and Aubrey McKenna; Ella, Hudson and Hadley Green; Joe and Gabi Azar and Elijah Brewer. She was preceded in death by 1 Son, Darrell Dean Headrick, 3 Brothers, Alvin “Ray”, Dan Jr. and Harvey Jantzen and 1 Sister, Vera Shields.Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Kismet United Methodist Church with Pastor Larry Myers presiding. Burial will follow at Kismet Cemetery, Kismet, KS.Visitation will be 9 am – 8 pm Friday with the family present to greet friends from 6 – 7 pm at Brenneman Funeral Home.Memorial Contributions may be made to the Kismet United Methodist Church in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901.
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