Ronald Dean Headley, 87, of Russell, Kansas and formerly of Ellsworth, Kansas, passed away on October 09, 2016, at his home in Russell.

Ron was born in Carneiro, Kansas on November 24, 1928, the son of Lowell and Mary (Sneath) Headley.  He grew up in Ellsworth county and attended local schools.  He enlisted in the United States Army on December 06, 1946, in Ft. Riley, Kansas.  He recived the WWII victory medal and Army of occupation medal.  After serving his country he came back to Ellsworth, Kansas, and worked most of his adult life farming and ranching.  He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Mary Ann Evans in 1976.  He loved being on the farm and in the fields and enjoyed spending most of his time outdoors doing chores around the farm and tending his crops and cattle.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family.

Surviving family include his sisters Shirley Kempke of Ellsworth, Kansas and Dolores Headley of Nicoma Park, Oklahoma; step daughters Billie Beck and husband Rodger of Russell, Kansas and Deborah Proseus and husband James of Salina, Kansas and step son Dennis Zimmerman and wife Myrlene of Bella Vista, Arkansas; step grandchildren Tamara Harris of Russell, Joel Cleavenger and wife Marcia of Salina and Janet Daniels of Columbus, Georgia and Michael Clark of Salina and many nieces and nephews and great grandchildren and close friend Art Miska of Russell.

Ron was preceded in death by his wife on March 15, 2012, parents, brother Rance Headley, brother-in-law and friend Floyd Kempke.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation has been selected by the family and there will be no public ceremony or visitation.  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the arrangements.


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