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Leona Mae Headrick, 93

Leona Mae Headrick 93, was born May 18, 1930 and passed
peacefully on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 in her 94 th year.
Mom was president of the Grill Elementary School PTA for many
years and a study hall monitor at the Norton Middle School. She also
was very active in the Norton High School Scholarship Program.
Mae and her husband, Jim resided in New Franklin. Mae was well
known in the restaurant services in the Norton area. She owned her
own restaurant, “Ji-Mae’s” with her brother, Jim. She also worked at
Kippy’s, Big Hamburger and Reiter Dairy. Mom was partnered with
her husband Jim in the family business, Headrick Construction and
Excavation and H&H Pipe.
Mom loved singing in the church choir and dancing and listening
to live music at the Barberton VFW and Barberton Moose Club. Her
passion in life was always her love for family and celebrations with
family and friends. Mae never knew a stranger and passed along her
joy for life wherever she went.
Preceded in death by her husband, James Headrick and her
mother and father, Myra (Greathouse) and Cecil Henderson. She was
also preceded in death by her brothers, Clarence, James Clayton and
Elvin Henderson.
Mom was the oldest of nine children and is survived by brothers,
Cecil, Clifford, Phil and sisters, Lois and Kathy. Mae is also survived
by daughters, Shirley (Richard-deceased) Stephens, Barb (Bill)

Ramsay, Patty (Chris) Neidert and son, James (Manuela) Headrick;
grandchildren, Melanie (Ben) Mathieson, Tim (Kaila) Neidert, David
Headrick, Matthew Headrick and three great-grandchildren, Mara
Mathieson, Owen Mathieson and Luca James Neidert. Special
nephew, David (Kathy) Headrick, along with many other nieces and
Mom was the strongest woman we have ever known and taught us
to always take care of “people” before everything else, just as she did
all of her life. Thank you mom for your generous and loving spirit
and for all you did for us. We will love you forever!
Mae’s funeral service will be held Monday, October 16, 2023 at 12
Noon at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park
Ave., Barberton, Ohio 44203 with Rev. John Henniger officiating.
Entombment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive
friends from 11 a.m. until time of her service. Memorials may be
made to the Dementia Society of America or to Pawsibilities, Humane
Society of Greater Akron, 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg, Ohio
44087. Much thanks to Arden Courts of Bath for their loving care of

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