A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 13, at the Church of All Saints-St. Mary in Holdingford, with Father Gregory Mastey officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery following the service.
Mary was born Aug. 16, 1918, to Patrick J. and Mary (Durkin) Casey in Little Falls. She married Elting “Bud” Headley, Oct. 8, 1941, in Elmdale. After their marriage, the couple lived in Swanville and Upsala, where together they raised their eight children. They eventually settled in Holdingford where they owned and operated Headley Hardware in town. Mary eventually retired in 1984. She greatly enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, playing cards, gardening, and traveling. Mary and Bud spent nearly 30 years wintering in Texas. Most of all she loved spending time with the family and her grandchildren. Mary was a member of the Christian Mothers and a member of the Church of All Saints-St. Mary.
Mary is survived by her husband of 71 years, Elting “Bud” Headley, Holdingford; her children, Marilyn Atkinson, Waverly, Yvonne (Dennis) Mueller, Backus, Cheryl (Ted) Skwira, Bowlus, Jerome (Linda) Headley, Wyoming, Joseph (Candace Cornelius) Headley, Monticello, Donna (Ken) Berscheid, Long Prairie, Kevin (Nancy) Headley, Holdingford, and Deborah (Dave) Hedburg, Elk River; her 25 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Dorothy Brosnan, Crystal Lake, Ill.; and her sisters-in-law, Dolores Casey (Ed’s wife), New Berlin, Wis., and Irene Casey (Fred’s wife), Sauk Rapids.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Patrick and Mary Casey; her siblings, Bill Casey, Ed Casey, Phil Casey, Fred Casey, Joseph Casey, Irene Lawerenz, Catherine (Sister Mary Philip) Casey and Leo Casey; her son-in-law, Ervin Atkinson, and granddaughter Patricia Atkinson.