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Charles Headley, 80

October 13, 2011

Graveside services for Charles F Headley, 80 of Broken Bow, formerly of Gibbon, North Platte, and Grand Island, were Oct. 12, 2011, at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. Burial was in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
Charles died in the home of his eldest daughter, Dawn Elizabeth Escalona in Broken Bow, Oct. 5, 2011. He was born June 21, 1931, at Brownville, to Leland (Slim) G. and Cleo A. (Kinney) Headley.
He attended Auburn High School in Auburn. He was a United States Airman veteran of the Korean War, serving from Dec. 16, 1950 to Dec. 15, 1953. He was employed as a Trooper for the Nebraska State Patrol from 1957 until 1964.
He served as Sheriff for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office from 1970 until 1978 during his tenure with the Union Pacific Railroad at North Platte, that began in 1964. He retired from the railroad in 1992.
Survivors include three daughters, Dawn E. Escalona of Broken Bow, Teresa L. Sesna of Gibbon, and Kristine M. Schroder of Grand Island, and one son, Charles R. Headley of Bowman, ND; 10 grandchildren, and four great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Leland Jr, and John Headley.

Published in Custer County Chief, Oct. 13, 2011

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