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Elizabeth Isabel "Bess" Cleary Head
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1874
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1961
Champaign County
Illinois, USA


RANTOUL -- Mrs. Elizabeth "Bessie" Head, 86, 409 E. Grove, died about 9 a. m. Wednesday (Sep 6, 1961). She had been in ill health for the past several years.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St Malachy's Catholic Church, with Fr. C. J. Williams officiating. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening at the Lux Memorial Home. The Altar and Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and the Parish Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Head was born Dec. 1, 1874 at El Paso, a daughter of Michael and Sarah Murphy Cleary. She was married on April 2, 1902 to Edward Head at El Paso. They moved to a farm near Ludlow in 1907, living there until retiring in 1942 when they moved to Rantoul.

She leaves her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Catherine Bradley, Chicago; Mrs. Ann Farrell, Creve Coer; Mrs. Alta Brown, Mrs. Edna Kaler and Mrs. Mary Jo Drinkwalter, all of Rantoul; 16 grandchildren and 38 great - grandchildren; two brothers, Patrick Cleary, El Paso; and Edward, Paxton.

She was preceded in death by two children. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and of St Malachy's Catholic Churh. 
Family links: 
  Michael Cleary (1829 - 1907)
  Sarah Murphy Cleary (1842 - 1917)
  Edward Joseph Head (1877 - 1963)
  Alta Mary Head Brown (1903 - 1999)*
  Catherine Elizabeth Head Bradley (1904 - 1990)*
  Edna Loretta Head Kaler (1906 - 1994)*
  Jane Bernice Head (1908 - 1928)*
  Edward Joseph Head (1910 - 1910)*
  Anne Margaret Head Farrell (1912 - 1994)*
  Mary Josephine Head Drinkwalter (1916 - 2002)*
  John Thomas Cleary (1863 - 1954)*
  James Cleary (1865 - 1928)*
  Mary Agnes Cleary Corbett (1866 - 1951)*
  Bridget Cleary Frawley (1868 - 1902)*
  Sarah J Cleary Huguet (1868 - 1947)*
  William Stephen Cleary (1871 - 1934)*
  Ellen Josephine Cleary Alexander (1873 - 1938)*
  Elizabeth Isabel Cleary Head (1874 - 1961)
  Catherine I Cleary Stack (1874 - 1951)*
  Patrick Cleary (1877 - 1963)*
  Margaret Lucy Cleary (1878 - 1948)*
  Edward Michael Cleary (1883 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Charlene Kimpler
Originally Created by: Russell Kasper
Record added: Apr 27, 2011
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Elizabeth Isabel Bess <i>Cleary</i> Head
Added by: Charlene Kimpler
Elizabeth Isabel Bess <i>Cleary</i> Head
Added by: Russell Kasper
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