Head, Rita Wilkin Entered into Heaven on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Rita was born on April 16, 1946 in Newark, Ohio. Her parents were Clarence Roe Wilkin and Helen Barringer Wilkin. Rita grew up in Newark and graduated from Newark High School. In high school she was in the band, the orchestra, and was a majorette. She was a talented musician and played the piano and several other instruments. She won a state gold medal in a bassoon competition. Upon high school graduation, Rita enrolled in Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio where she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Following nursing school she attended Ohio State University. Rita moved to Dallas in 1969 were she met and married the love of her life, Dr. William C. Head. She is survived by Bill, son Brice and his wife Anne, daughter Gretchen Kern and her husband Don. She leaves behind four beautiful grandchildren and three faithful canine friends. Rita was a world traveler having been on six continents, a gourmet cook, a master gardener and a lover of animals. She was a bible scholar and taught a number of bible studies during her lifetime. She was a member of Church of the Incarnation where she served on the alter guild and played in the bell choir. Rita was a Hospice volunteer and recently, she was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society assisting patients undergoing cancer treatments. Her favorite charities were Operation Kindness, Patriot Paws and Wounded Warriors. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the preceding charities. Also, the family would like to extend thanks to all of the people from Hospice for their care. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204. The family will receive guests following the service at the Crescent Club, 200 Crescent Court, Dallas, Texas 75201. Online condolences may be made at www.Sparkman-Hillcrest.com.
Published in Dallas Morning News from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2014