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Queda Headlee

Jul 8th, 1934 - Apr 10th, 2024

Graveside Ceremony: 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024, at Red Brush Cemetery in Louisville

Those attending are invited to arrive directly at the cemetery.


      Queda F. Headlee, age 89, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Wednesday evening, April 10, 2024, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

      She was born July 8, 1934, in Louisville, the daughter of Joseph William and Iva B. (Kenner) Jenkins.  She was united in marriage to Donald E. Headlee on January 15, 1952, in Castro Valley, California, and together they shared 63 wedding anniversaries together until his passing on September 19, 2015.

      Queda devoted her life to the Pentecostal faith, finding spiritual fulfillment and community at the Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle in Iola, where she was a loyal member in recent years.  Her commitment to nurturing the spiritual growth of youth was evident through her passionate concern for children's ministry.  Queda helped coordinate Sunday School activities and organize transportation for all children so that they had reliable transportation to attend church—and many kids will remember the sound of the horn as the bus announced its arrival at the house.

      Everyone who knew Queda well remembers how she loved shopping and traveling, and when she hosted countless gatherings where family would come together over her homemade pizza.  These occasions were made even more special by her famous, secret recipes for both the delicious pizza and a unique salad dressing—recipes she guarded closely.

      She is survived by a daughter: Brenda Pittman of Flora; a son: Brent (Marie) Headlee of Flora; 5 grandchildren: Chandra (Justin) Eckelberry, Charla (Damian) Proctor, Blake Headlee, Brandon (Jacqueline) Headlee, and Blaine Headlee; 8 great-grandchildren: Chayli, Jace, Avery, Caleb, Alaiya, Kayden, Conner, and Alivia; a brother: Rex (JoAnn) Lackey of Fresno, California; 2 nephews: Kevin (Stephanie) Jenkins and Tim Lackey; and a niece: Pam Gregg.

      She was preceded in death by her father: Joe Jenkins; mother: Iva Lackey; husband: Don Headlee; and a brother: Jack (Charlene) Jenkins.

      A graveside ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024, at Red Brush Cemetery in Louisville.  Those attending are invited to arrive directly at the cemetery.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Steve and Nancy Mink

April 12th

We are so very sorry to hear this. We love you and are praying for peace and comfort for you.

Bill and Robin Atwood

April 12th

We are sorry to learn of your loss. Hang on to the wonderful memories and share them with family, it builds a legacy.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

April 12th

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Deb Kuenstler

April 12th

So sorry for all the families loss … Prayers for you all during this very difficult time 🙏🏻❤️

Carl and Brenda Bandy

April 12th

We are sorry to hear you lost your mom. Thankfully, she's with the Lord. We are praying for all of you.❤️

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

April 12th

I'm so sorry for your loss. Comforting prayers to all

Mery Woods Jr

April 12th

I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers to the Family.

Mary Reynolds

April 12th

My condolences to the family 2

Terry Igert

April 12th

We are sad to hear about your mom passing! We both have lost our parents!! It is a very difficult time!! We will be praying for you all!!!

Wayne and Diane Becker

April 12th

So sorry for the loss of your mom you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏


April 13th

Queda was one of a kind and always fun to talk with!

Paul and Jo Ann Rose

April 13th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace.

Carolyn Scott

April 13th

Sorry for your loss

Velma Price

April 13th

I am sorry to hear of Queda passing. I was her only cousin. Her father was my mother's only brother. They were adopted by the Jenkins family very young. I have lived in Texas most of my life. Our family's were never close. In the last of our years Queda and I would talk on the phone and if I was in Flora visit with her. She was very close to her family and talk of them often. My condolence to all of her family.

Paul and Jo Ann Rose

April 13th

So sorry for your loss ! Prayers for the family for comfort and peace.

Tammy Haywood

April 17th

Peace at last.... sorry for your loss. Many hugs to ya Brenda.

Walter J. Chaney

May 7th

Condolences to her family!



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