GREENE COUNTY FARMER'S WIFE ENDS HER LIFE
Mrs. Oscar A. Headlee, of Near Brock, Suffering From Ill Health, Drowns Self In Cistern.
HUSBAND FINDS BODY
Victim of drowning, the body of Mrs. Hannah Marriner Headlee, wife of Oscar Headlee, of Brock, was found in a cistern near the Headlee home Sunday morning. The discovery was made by Mr. Headlee.
Returning to the house from the barn, where he had done the morning milking, Mr. Headlee noticed the door standing open and in going around the house he noticed that the top of the cistern was open. Going to his wife's bedroom he found it empty, and a search disclosed her lifeless body in the water of the cistern.
Mrs. Headlee had been in very poor health for the past eight years, but it was thought she was improving. The condition of her health is believed to have caused her to end her life.
Mrs. Headlee was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Roberts Marriner and was 61 years of age. She was married in 1894 to Oscar A. Headlee, who survives. She was a loyal member of the Valley Chapel Methodist Episcopal church. Besides her husband she leaves her father, John Marriner, of near Jefferson, and five sons: Homer Russell Headlee, of Mt. Morris; Charles E. Headlee, of Wilkinsburg; Alva J. W. Headlee and William Ralph Healdee, of Morgantown, and Harry G. Headlee, of Aleppo. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Taylor, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Miss Eliza Marriner, of Pine Bank, and the following half-brothers and half-sisters: Mrs. Eli Headlee, of Mt. Morris; Mrs. Mary Zimmers, of Carmichaels; Jesse and John Marriner, of Waynesburg; Van Buren Marriner, of Brave; Charles and Ray Marriner, of Pine Bank.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 6. Short services will be held at the Headlee home at 1 o'clock, followed by further services in the Valley Chapel M. E. church. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove cemetery, Mt. Morris.
Democrat Messenger, December 6, 1932 (Greene County, PA)
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