Estel Duane Whitehead

Estel Duane Whitehead, 76, passed away Dec. 27, 2020, in Springfield after a long illness. He was born March 6, 1944 in Ash Grove. He grew up in the Ash Grove area, but resided in Willard for over 50 years.
He was united in marriage June 30, 1967, to Mariena Faye Swadley. Together, they had one daughter, Heather Dawn.
He is survived by his wife, Mariena Faye Whitehead; daughter, Heather Dawn Pilkinton; son-in-law, James Collin Pilkinton and his one and only grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Rado “Radio” Whitehead and his mother, Martha Ferrell Whitehead.
He served in the Army National Guard for six years and had a long career with Frisco/Burlington Northern Railroad.  He was a long time member of the Masonic Lodge in Ash Grove.
Graveside services were held Dec. 30, 2020 at Clear Creek Cemetery.


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