Margaret Headlee Obituary

Mrs. Margaret Headlee

Mrs. Margaret Headlee, aged 63, widow of W. O. Headlee, and one of Waynesburg's most widely known and highly respected women, died Saturday, November 24, 1928, at 10:30 a.m., at her home in East Greene street. She had been in poor health for some time and her condition had been serious for about a month. Death was due to a complication of ailments. Mrs. Headlee was born in Perry Township September 12, 1865, and her maiden name also was Headlee, being a daughter of Phineas Headlee and Margaret Keener Headlee. She married the late W. O. Headlee, who for many years was editor of the old Greene County Democrat and later of the Democrat Messenger, and who also served two terms as clerk of courts in Greene county. Mr. Headlee's death occurred on January 21, 1917. Mrs. Headlee was the mother of ten children, seven of whom survive as follows: Ray L. Headlee, of Akron, Ohio; Faye Headlee, of Waynesburg, R. D. 6; Carl Headlee, of Waynesburg; Miss Myrtle Headlee, at home; Pearl, wife of A. C. Atwell, of Wilkinsburg; Glen Headlee, of Waynesburg, ad Rex Headlee, at home. She also leaves one brother, D. L. Headlee, of Waynesburg, and two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Williamson, of Hollywood, Cal., and Mrs. Rebecca Dulaney, of Perry township. Mrs. Headlee had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church since early in life and took an active part in church affairs. The greater part of her married life was spent in Waynesburg and she was held in high esteem by a large number of acquaintances. Funeral services were held at her home late Monday afternoon and were private. The services were conducted by Rev. C. C. Fisher, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Waynesburg, and Rev. Francis C. Viele, pastor of the Waynesburg Methodist Protestant church. Interment was in Oakmont cemetery.

Democrat Messenger, November 30, 1928 (Greene County, PA)

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