Ponca City, OK

Shirley Louise Richards Head

Shirley Louise Richards Head

Shirley Louise Richards Head of Braman, Okla., passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 6, 2018, at her daughter’s home near Perkins, Okla., at the age of 87 years.

Shirley Louise Richards Head was born Oct. 3, 1931, in Newkirk, to Stephen Arlington Richards and Minnie Bell Hunt. She graduated from Newkirk High School in 1949. She married Don Richard Head Sept. 1, 1951, in Newkirk. She and Don met at their jobs at Boeing in Wichita, Kansas. Shirley was a swimming and lifesaving instructor for the Red Cross at the Blackwell pool for more than 25 years. She was an endeared member of the First United Methodist Church of Braman where she participated in many programs including the food pantry and United Methodist Women.

She is survived by daughters, Trisha Marie Cobb and husband; Tena Ellen Cobb and husband; sons, David Richard Head and wife; and Duane Franklin Head; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Shirley is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Don Head.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10th in the Braman United Methodist Church with Rev. Trish Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in South Haven, Kan.

Casket bearers will be Neal Head, Justin Head, Jeramy Head, Bryce Moeder, Kyle Wolfe and Abe Cobb II. Serving as an honorary casket bearer will be Jimmy Sandborn.

A memorial has been established in her honor with the Braman United Methodist Church in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.

On-line condolences can be made at www.robertsandsonfh.com

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