Neill Funeral Home

3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA


Ann C. Headen

February 2, 1944August 27, 2019

Ann C. Headen, 75, of Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at her home. She was born February 2, 1944 in Harriburg; she was the daughter of the late Carl C. and Clara Romayne (Clemens) Hicks; and preceded in death by her husband, Joseph K. Headen and her brother, Carl C. Hicks. Ann is survived by her son, Joseph C. Headen and his wife, Susi; two daughters, Paula Headen and Angela Headen, all of Harrisburg; 6 grandchildren, Joshua, Chance, Joseph Jr., Dominique, Jose and Gabriella. Ann was a Licensed Practical Nurse; she retired from PA Blue Shield and formerly worked for Holy Spirit Hospital, Susquehanna Center and the Plasma Center. She was a graduate of the Polyclinic School of Nursing and Bishop McDevitt High School, Class of 1962. Ann was a member of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Ann was an avid sports fan, loved watching her grandchildren at their sporting events, enjoyed Sunday dinners with her family, listening to music, loved the Reily Street gang and loved Jesus. A viewing will be held 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, September 2, 2019 in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg. Also at 9:30 AM Tuesday, September 3, 2019 followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church, 2800 Paxton Church Rd., Harrisburg. Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.


  • Joseph C. Headen, & his wife, Susi, Son
  • Paula Headen, Daughter
  • Angela Headen, Daughter
  • Gabriella Headen, Granddaughter
  • Jose Headen, Grandson
  • Dominique Headen, Granddaughter
  • Joseph Headen Jr., Grandson
  • Chance Headen, Grandson
  • Joshua Headen, Grandson
  • Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Carl C. and Clara Romayne (Clemens) Hicks; her husband, Joseph K. Headen; and her brother,Carl C. Hicks.


  • Viewing Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Viewing Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Ann C. Headen

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Caroline Fure

September 5, 2019

To the Family of Ann, our deepest sympathy goes out to you in the loss of your dear Mother. Ann was such a lovely lady and a good Mom and Grandma. It is said that when a family looses a mother it looses the heart of the family. May you all stick together as time passes and keep the bonds of family strong. Pass that value along to your children.
Now Ann is in peace with your dad, free from the worries of this world, rewarded for a life well lived.
God bless you all. Sincerely, Caroline & Don Fure

Linda Lou Formica

August 29, 2019

Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. So sorry to hear this. Wish I could have known her. Sounds like she was a beautiful soul.

Charmaine Spells

August 29, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the family. I have fond childhood memories of Ann waiting on us when we bought snacks from the corner store run by her parents. I always felt proud seeing Ann (only black member) playing her horn as she marched with the Bishop McDevitt High School band. She was a great person and friend. Love and prayers.

Erica Rivers

August 28, 2019

My condolences to my long time friends. I have many memories from high school spending time with the family, alot of laughs, scoldings and good food. Your beautiful smile always brightened up the room. You will be truly missed.

Mary-Brigid Murphy

August 28, 2019

The entire Headen family is lovely. I got
Lost at the church festival once when I was young. Mrs. Headen let me cry in her lap and helped me find my parents, who were about 20 feet away. I will always be grateful for her kindness. My prayers and love are with the family.
The Entire Murphy Family

Celeste Middleton

August 28, 2019

Prayers of Comfort to the Family. May your Mother rest peacefully in the arms of our Heavenly Father.