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Obituary for Paula Jean Head

Paula passed away from this life in Sapulpa on November 8, 2020 at 73 years old. Paula will have a graveside service and will be interred, next to the love of her life, Jim, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of arrangements.

Paula Jean Head was born on May 23, 1947 in Shawnee, OK to William Lee and Ruby Faye Grove.

Paula graduated from Shawnee High School in 1965. This is where she met her husband Jimmie Charles Head. They were married December 15, 1973. They moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where they raised their three sons. Paula dedicated her life to being a wife and mother to her children.

Paula loved to travel, go camping and especially loved going on cruises. She also enjoyed going to flea markets and garage sales. Most of all she loved her family both immediate and extended. Her joy was most felt at family gatherings; especially Thanksgiving and Easter.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her children Lance Head and wife Kristin, of Claremore, Kent Head and wife Bayleigh, of Sapulpa, and Nathan Head and wife Susan, of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Taylor Head, Gracy Head, Chalyn Head, Jared Head, and Levi Head; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and their spouses and fianc├ęs.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jim, her parents, and three sisters; Carolyn Austin, Sydney Deathrage, and Barbara Sturdivan.

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