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headWilbert Arther Head, age 81, son of Millard and Beulah (Smith) Head was born March 21, 1932 in Summersville, MO. He passed away August 29, 2013 at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, MO.

Wilbert was raised in Summersville, MO and graduated from Summersville High School. He married Joan Anderson in 1952 and to this union two children were born, David and JoAnn.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joan in 1989, a brother, Herschel Head and a sister, Wilma Harris.

Wilbert worked for Granite City Steel in Illinois for forty years. After he retired he moved back to the country, where he enjoyed working on his farm, planting garden, hunting and anything that involved the outdoors.

Wilbert is survived by his son David Head, his daughter, JoAnn Simon and husband Kenneth of Granite City, IL, three grandchildren, his beloved friend of over 20 years, Jean Cole of Raymondville, MO, her children; Kathy Thomure of Summersville, MO, Karen Weinberger of Houston, MO, Kenneth Fortune of Licking, MO, Patty Fortune and Kim Akers of Raymondville, MO and numerous other grandchildren with whom he called his own.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Memorials may be made to Texas County Hospice of Care. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. Saturday August 31, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home, with services beginning at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor David Barbee officiating. Burial will be Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Sunset Hills Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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