11:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Laurel Oak Cemetery
501 Poplar Dr.
Windsor, Missouri, United States
Obituary of Marian (Coble) Whitehead
Marian Coble Whitehead passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021. She had been fighting dementia for a little over a year and had two strokes within the past few months. She was 87 years old. Marian was born in Windsor, Missouri on March 12, 1934 to Albert Roy Coble and Jewel Pauline (Graves) Coble. She graduated from Windsor High School and attended Drury College in Springfield, Missouri. She later attended and graduated from East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma. At East Central State she met her first husband Jerry R. Whitehead. They were married until his death in 1976 at the age of 46. Marian also did graduate study work in Education at the University of Tulsa. Marian was originally a school teacher specializing in Special Education. After the death of her first husband, she purchased rental property in Tulsa, Oklahoma which she successfully managed for almost 40 years. Marian was active in Republican politics and was a member of numerous political and civic organizations. She loved being a docent at Ashland, the Home of Henry Clay and also at the Mary Todd Lincoln Home. She was also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Marian is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Max Coble and her first husband. Her companion of 10 years, Bill McGinnis was a tremendous support to her and upon his recent death, her health started to decline. Marian leaves her son, Jay L. Whitehead of Flemingsburg, KY, her grandson Jerry Colson Whitehead of Flemingsburg and Toronto, Ontario, Canada and her daughter in law Kim Whitehead of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She also leaves her sister in law, Rozanne Coble of Sedalia, Missouri. Also surviving are two nephews, Anthony Coble, and his wife, Tami Martin of Kansas City, MO and Nick Coble, of Sedalia, MO; three nieces, Carla Baldwin, and her husband, Dallas, of Sedalia, Julie Horn, and her husband, Eddie, of Lees Summit, MO, Ann Martin, and her husband, John, of Sedalia. Graveside services will be held in Marian's hometown of Windsor, Mo., at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 7, 2021, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. A visitation was held July 20, 2021 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, Kentucky. Graveside services are under the direction of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.