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William Head

December 19, 1939 — September 25, 2015

William Head

William "Harlan" Head, age 75, of Coffeyville, KS passed away September 25, 2015 at his home.

Harlan was born on December 19, 1939 in Coffeyville to Jewel D and Viola May (Truxell) Head. He attended and graduated from the Coffeyville school system. On Thanksgiving day in 1964 while driving by a car dealership, Harlan introduced himself to Mary Jane Houser. On March 27, 1965 the couple devoted their love for each other when they were united in marriage. They ...were blessed with three children, sadly losing two of the boys before their time. Harlan had a deep love for building things and working with wood, he and Mary built their own home outside of Coffeyville while taking their son and placing him in a bath tub while they worked. Harlan enjoyed many outdoor activities, horses, motorcycles, camping, watching his son and grandsons' sporting events; roller skating and fishing every night with his dad when he was younger. He had a ceramic shop and enjoyed painting Native American and eagle scenery. He had a kennel where he loved raising and caring for his dogs. Above all Harlan was a hardworking, good hearted, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.

Left to honor his memory is his wife, Mary Jane, son, Heath and wife Paula, sisters Phyllis Sickler and Glenna Morgan, grandchildren Cass Head and wife Kaycee, Alicia Pauzauskie and husband Steve, Chase Decker and fiancée Alexis, and Colton Faulkner wife Kelsi. 7 great-grandchildren - Cade Allan and Grayson Lael Head, Peyton and Preslyn Pauzauskie, Donte and Beckham Decker, and Karsyn Rose Faulkner, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sons Shawn Head and Lael Head.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday September 29, 2015 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend C L Armstrong officiating. Friends may sign the register on Monday September 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The family suggests memorials to Shriners Children's Hospital and may be left with the chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence please visit


Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel
2405 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
11:00 am

Memorial Contributions

Shriner's Hospitals for Children
2900 Rocky Point Dr.
Tampa, FL  33067
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