Obituaries

James Head

Jim Head, 73, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2012 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam, KS. As per Jim’s request his body was donated to science at the University of Kansas Willed Body Program. His Memorial Service will be 7 pm, Sunday, July 1st at the Alden – Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, KS where his family will receive friends at the visitation from 5 to 7 pm, prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Pittsburgh State University James S. Head Scholarship fund at POBox 4005, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Mr. Head was born on April 13, 1939 in Milford, KS to Lee and Dorthy Head. Jim was an accomplished high school basketball and track star graduating from Milford High School in 1957. He served in the US Navy from 1957 to 1961. He later played and coached baseball at Pittsburg State University graduating in 1965. He was one of the founding members of the Cochran and Head Accounting Firm in Kansas City, KS and was appointed by Governor Joan Finney to the Kansas Board of Accountancy. He was a Past- President of the Kansas City Kansas Rotary Club, Past Board member and President of the Kansas City Kansas Board of Public Utilities and a member and Past President of the Kansas City Gorilla Club where he considered himself the “Head Gorilla”.
Jim was preceded in death by a sister Gladys Rose in 2011. And is survived by his wife Judy Head of the home. 3 Children Tamera Weber (Shawn), David Head (Jackie), and Sherri Hoffman (Phil). 2 Step Children Steve Connell, and Pamela Pickell (Jeremiah). 2 Sisters Imogene Hutcherson and Pat Tyrell. 1 Brother Ron Head (Shirley). 3 Grandchildren Kyle Mabary, Aubrey and Bethany Head, and 2 Step Grandchildren Jacob Connell (USMC), and Thomas Connell. And his former wife and mother of his children Gloria J. Head. Arr. Alden - Harrington Funeral 913- 422-4074 AldenHarrington.com