Rex Edward Headrick was born on February 6, 1923 on his grandfather’s homestead in the Olive Hill Community of northern Jewell County to Clyde and Ethel Warren Headrick. He died on June 16, 2019 in Beloit, KS.
He graduated from the Eighth Grade at Triumph School #123. Then he attended Superior High School, graduating with the class of 1940.
After an eighteen-month stint in the United States Marine Corps, he married Ilene Roe on June 12, 1949 in the Olive Hill Church. They farmed west of Jewell until her death on June 14, 1988. He then married Nancy Spohn Dorr on January 11, 1992 in Beloit, KS. She survives.
Active in his community, he served on the boards of Sweet Home School #75, the Jewell Rural High School, the North Central Kansas Area Vocational Technical School at Beloit, the Jewell County Historical Society and the Jewell Christian Church. He was a loyal member of the Society of Rangeland Management and a continuous member of the Kansas Livestock Association for 60 years.
He was proceeded in death by his first wife, Ilene Roe Headrick, and his parents, Clyde and Ethel Warren Headrick. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Spohn Dorr Headrick of Jewell, his daughters Kerma (Frosty) Crouse of Jewell, Melinda Rose of Manhattan and Sherry (Brian) Koster of rural Jewell, step-daughter Laurel Dorr of Driggs, ID and step-son Tim (Deborah) Dorr with their sons Samuel and Jeffery of Miami, FL. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Bret (Lucie) Crotts and Rex, Eleanor and Charlotte of Garden City, KS; Rachel Crouse of Jewell; Jared (Amy) Rose and Carter, Caroline and Grace of Kansas City, MO; Ryan Rex Rose and Amayah of Hutchinson, KS; Aaron (Terri) and Karis, Cooper, Grayson, and Kingston of Olathe, KS; Sierra (Neil) Bonjour and Roland Rex and Charles of Formoso, KS; Lane (Marah) Koster and Wade of Clay Center, KS; Sheridan Koster of Garden City,KS; Sister-in-law Esther Headrick of Manhattan, KS; brothers-in-law Bill (Verla) Roe of Mankato, KS and Lauren Roe of Superior, NE plus many loved nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Graveside Service at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21 at the Olive Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday at the Kleppinger Funeral Home in Jewell from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Olive Hill Cemetery Association (Sherry Koster, Treasurer, 781 150th Road, Jewell, KS 66949) or the Jewell County Historical Society both may be in care of Kleppinger Funeral Home of Jewell.