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“To Mrs. Headley's Family: As a former student of Mrs. Headley's (1st grade 69-70), I cannot begin to tell you the impact that she had on my life....Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Tina Artz-Rutledge - Royse City, TX

“What a legacy she leaves behind! I cannot express the impression Mrs. Headley had on me all those years ago at Dr. John Hole. She was caring, smart,...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Amy (Spires) Rucker - Columbus, OH

“We are sorry to hear of the passing of Vi. We didn't hear of her passing until this evening. I spent over 7 years living in the apartment under the...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Mark Goodwin - Centerville, OH

“Suzie & Diana & Family- I first met your mother at a DDD Alumni meeting. She was one of the first people I met when I graduated from college and...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Lou & Mike Balsom - OH

“Suzie, I am sorry about your loss, but you should have no regrets about Viola having lived a wonderful life. What a vibrant woman! And what a proud...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: robert gieringer - Anchorage, AK

“We are so sorry to hear of Viola's passing. We have so many fond memories of her. We remember her dedication to her students at John Hole, all the...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Ted and Becky Hall - Springboro, OH

“Suzie .... We were in Cincinnati and didn't get back in time for the visitation for your Mom, but I have such fond memories of her and my first days...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Sally Martino - Dayton, OH

“It has been a number of years since I last saw Vi, but I still remember with great pleasure a trip to Israel and Egypt that my wife (recently...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Don Compton - Kettering,, OH

“Vi will be missed by everyone she met. She and Hersh greeted us on our first visit to Oakwood United Methodist Church 21 years ago. I will miss...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Jim and Jeannette Godsey - OH

“The Stein Family, What a lovely mother and grandmother. Mrs. Headley always opening up her pool and home to all the teenagers... what fond memories...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Muffy Herman - OH

“Sending all of you lots of love and sympathy. I am certain you will hold your Mother's Spirit in your hearts. She was a beautiful Soul. Marti...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Martha Starick - Morrison, CO

“To the Holloway family, I was sent the message on Facebook from a friend and former student that Ms. Headley had passed . She is still touching...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Jeff Kirby - Cumming, GA

“Dear Susie and Family,I shall always cherish the visits I had with your mother and father some years ago. She was so vibrant and they had so many...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Neely Laubendorfer - Dayton, OH

“Dear Susie and Family,I shall always cherish the visits I had with your mother and father some years ago. She was so vibrant and they had so many...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Neely Laubendorfer - Dayton, OH

“Dear Suzie and Diana, I was so sorry to hear of Vi's passing. She was a delightful lady and I will always remember her smiling face and endearing...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Joan Lease - OH

“Mrs. Headley was my first grade teacher in 1964-65. I remember how much my mother loved her and was so glad she was my teacher. I remember being the...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Dianne (Young) Stimpson - OH

“Vi always had to see me each time she came to her Club; she would have an employee come get me so she could hold my hand and thank me for the time I...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Richard Seegert - Dayton, OH

“My deepest sympathies to the family. She was one memorible lady and a very giving one. I will always remember her. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Cynthia Heisey - Warren, OH

“Suzie & family, please accept my sympathies & prayers on the loss of your Mother. I know she will be greatly missed and how lucky God is to have her...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Andrea Jones Pitner - Kettering, OH

“Psalms 91:14-16 (KJV) 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name....Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Rev. Valentine Vit - NJ


HEADLEY, Viola May Vondale Peacock, age 101, of Kettering, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. She was born on September 3, 1909, in Marion, Ohio, graduating from Marion Harding High School. Viola attended Miami University where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta and was named the most beautiful woman on campus by Florenz Ziegfield. She graduated from Bowling Green University in 1953 where she received her degree in Education. Viola taught many years in the Marion City Schools and at Centerville's John Hole Elementary (first grade). She was an avid golfer and won the Marion County Amateur Golf Tournament twice. Viola was a member of the Burroughs Club, Dayton's Woman's Club, Chapter CI of PEO, Delta Delta Delta, and Oakwood United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for over 50 years. She was a beautiful and vibrant mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who has been an inspiration to many family members, friends, and former students. Viola was much loved and will be greatly missed. Her passions were music, travel, bridge, golf, angels, and most importantly, her faith and her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Jennie Fay Peacock, and by her loving husband of 52 years, Herschel Kelley Headley, who passed away in 2007. Viola is survived by daughters Suzie (Frank) Holloway and Diana (Karl) Stein; grandchildren Chip (Leeann) Holloway, Chris (Urmila) Holloway, Skip (Jill) Stein, Jennifer Stein, Kim Holloway, and Kirk Stein; and great-grandchildren Lily, Keller, Molly, Jack, Jenna Lee, and James Holloway and Kody, McKenzie, Karson, and Olivia Stein. Visitation will be held from 2:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering, OH., 45429. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, February 21, 2011, at Oakwood United Methodist Church, 206 E. Hadley Ave., Dayton, O, 45419 with Rev. Brian Thie officiating. A committal service will take place in Marion Cemetery in Marion, OH at 2:30 pm, with burial following. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oakwood United Methodist Church, 206 E. Hadley Ave., Dayton, OH., 45419, Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH., 45420, or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.routsong.com.

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