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Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Gudrun J. Headen
June 24, 1944 - August 31, 2007
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Services for Mrs. Gudrun J. “Gerdie” Headen, 63, of Lancaster formerly of Kilgore will be held 2.P.M. Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at White Oak Community Church with Reverend David Dusek officiating. Burial will follow at Danville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Kilgore Monday from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M.


Gerdie Headen went to be with Lord and Savior Friday, August 31, 2007 surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 24, 1944 in Kirrweiler, Germany daughter of the late George and Anna Wenzel. Gerdie will be remembered by all that knew her as a woman that excelled in everything she did. She was a real people person never meeting a stranger. Her first love was her family but her second love was her work with the Kilgore Community Crisis Center, which she founded in 1984. Gerdie enjoyed arts and crafts.


Mrs. Headen is survived by her husband of 21 years, Carl R. “Chief” Headen of Lancaster; children, Joe Stephenson and wife Laci, Bruce Stephenson and wife Laura, Carla Headen, Jill Headen, Paul Headen, Jason Headen and wife Connie; grandchildren, Ryan Stephenson, Samantha Stephenson, Matt Hampton, Justin Headen, Colin Hampton, Colton Stephenson, Drew Hampton, Garrett Stephenson and Cayla Headen; sister and brother-in-law, Maria and Otto Schneider of Germany; and a host of friends.  


Memorials may be made to Kilgore Community Crisis Center 905 Broadway Blvd. Kilgore, Texas 75662 or Care Team Hospice 4362 Hwy 259 N, Longview, Texas 75605.

Gudrun J. Headen
June 24, 1944 - August 31, 2007




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