Russell E. Headlee, 79, of Rogersville, a former assemblyman and lumber dealer, died at 9 a.m.
Friday, May 8, 1987, in the Desert Samaritan Hospital, Mesa, Ariz. He had suffered a heart
attack on Saturday, May 2.
He was born May 22, 1907, in Garards Fort, a son of the late Mark and Ethel Rose Headlee.
He lived his entire life in Greene County. He was a graduate of Mapletown High School and had attended Waynesburg College, where he received a Pennsylvania teaching certificate.
For 11 years, he served as a school teacher in various county school districts. He was engaged in the lumber production business for 60 years.
He was a state assemblyman for the post in 1962.
He was a former president of the Greene County Industrial Development Corp. and a director of the Greene County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Economy League. He served on the Greene County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees.
He was a Boy Scout leader in Greene County for many years. He also served on the Greene Township School Board, the Southeastern Greene School Board. He was a member of the Washington Street United Methodist Church and was very active in the United Methodist Church. He was a Sunday school teacher for many years and a certified lay speaker. He was a member of the Methodist Men's Organization.
He served as a delegate to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church and the World United Methodist Conference. He also served on the board of directors of the Jumonville Methodist Center.
He was a member of the West Greene Area Lions Club, the Masonic Lodge in Masontown, the Warrior Trail Association, the Greene County Historical Society, the Carmichaels Grange and the Fort Jackson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
He is survived by his wife, Edythe Strosnider Headlee, whom he married Nov. 27, 1926; three daughters, Mrs. Clarence "Lois" Johnson of Garards Fort, Joan Headlee of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Peyton "Carol" Middleton of Washington, D. C.; three sons, R. Gene Headlee of Waynesburg, Wayne Allen Headlee of Phoenix, Arix., and Thomas M. Headlee of Rogersville; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Vernon of Garards Fort, Ida Wade of Florida and Gladys Brewer of Headlee Heights; five brothers, Ray A. Headlee of Waynesburg RD 3, Stanley J. Headlee of Waynesburg RD 5, Kennneth L. Headlee of Strasburg, Ohio, Shirl W. Headlee of Waynesburg and Glenn Headlee of Carmichael RD 1; and several nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Earle C. Headlee and H. Furman Headlee, are deceased.
A brother, Furman Headlee, is deceased.
Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)
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