In Memory


David Graham Headen, 73, passed away November 1, 2019 in Kansas City. Raised in St. Louis, he moved to the KC area in 1964 where he taught special education at Grandview High School for 33 years. David was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Hester Headen and survived by his loving wife Anne, sons and daughter: Tim Headen, Shayna and Mike Collete, Eason and Whitney Pritchard, sister Claudia and Klaus Grunewald and seven grandchildren. Memorial services to be held November 9th, 3:00 PM at: Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Memorial Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131. More information at

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09/29/20 09:25 AM #1    

Wayne Smith

Dave was a good friend during our school years. His easy humor and smile seemed to always lift my spirits. A good soul.

09/29/20 10:05 AM #2    

Judy Upson (Eaton)

I'm so very sorry to hear this. Dave was such a sweet guy and always had a funny, quirky take on things. Always had a smile. 😢

09/29/20 10:18 AM #3    

Sandy Schade (Heinrich)

So sorry.  I had many fond (funny) memories of Dave.

09/29/20 01:44 PM #4    

Rich Akins

Dave was a funny and fun guy to be around!  He could always lighten-up any situation by cracking one of his infamous "double-meaning" jokes.... I never heard him say anything bad about anyone else!!  He'll be missed in this world!!

09/29/20 02:37 PM #5    

Sue Holm (Lacy)

I'm so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was a goofball, always a great smile.

He will be missed.

09/30/20 01:42 PM #6    

Roxanne Striker (Joy)

Dave Headen was a guy who could be silly and loved laughter, loved to tease, but, as Rich Akins said, I never heard him say anything unkind about another person, even the teachers, lol!  My sympathy to all his family and close friends.  "Times like this make one grateful for Eternity!" 

09/30/20 06:23 PM #7    

Darrell Pepper

Dave was a dear friend. We had fun during our days at PHS. We also worked together several summers after PHS for the Bridgeton Street Department (and would laugh about the "adventures" we had with that job). I spent the summer after my junior year at UMR working at Ralston Purina in KC when he lived there - and we had a few adventures there as well. He will be greatly missed.  

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