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Paul Samuel Headings

Paul Samuel Headings, beloved husband of Kourtney Jane (Kempf) was born June 15, 1985, to David and Janice (Kempf) Headings at Mena, AR. He passed away on May 5, 2020 at the age of 34 years 10 months 20 days.

He was found at the base of his ladder while working alone at the gable end of a house in Cherry Hill, AR.

He accepted Christ and was baptized in his youth, and was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Amish Mennonite Church at the time of his death.

On April 6, 2007 he was united in marriage to Kourtney Jane Kempf, daughter of Frank and Emily Kempf at Mena, AR. They shared the joys and sorrows of life together for a little over 13 years. To this union was born 1 daughter Penelope Jane, age 3.

Also surviving is his Mother Janice Headings (Kempf) Sedalia MO, Sister Joanna Headings Sedalia, MO, Sister Martha and husband Dustin Kempf Smithton, MO, Brother Nathan and wife Hope Smithton, MO, Sister Beth and husband Ben Headings Otterville, MO, Brother Jesse and wife Jona Sedalia, MO, Sister Rebecca and husband Rick Knox Smithton, MO, Sister Rosa and husband Jonah Miller Otterville, MO, Grandmother Loretta Kempf (Kauffman) Smithton, MO, 41 Nieces and Nephews, 5 Uncles, and 9 Aunts, a host of Cousins and Friends.

And also was loved and will be greatly missed by his parents and brothers and sisters by marriage.

Preceeding him in death are his 5 Angel  babies, Father David Aquila, Paternal Grandparents Ora and Mary Headings, Maternal Grandparents Alvin, Verneta, and Lucille Kempf, Uncle Emory Kempf, Uncle Phillip Headings, and 4 infant Aunts.

Paul was a very active and hardworking person. He had his share of injuries and seemed to have a high pain tolerance and was quick to be on his feet and going again. He loved to visit with people and his quick smile made him a friend to many people. He loved his family was deeply dedicated to his church family. His nightly bedtime stories and “popcorn” (cracking knee joints) ritual with Penelope can’t be replaced. He loved football, volleyball, and many other sports. His love of water was unmatched. It didn’t matter if it was frozen or warm. He loved wakeboarding and loved taking ski and board trips with family and friends. He loved hunting too.

Many a happy hour he spent out in the woods in the fall. Usually outdoing many of his peers. He had a successful commercial roofing business and was truly passionate about it, he really enjoyed when his wife and daughter went along to look at roof prospects. Going to the national Conklin convention, spring Roofing Seminar and other Conklin events, networking with his Conklin family, was a highlight of his life. You could see the passion on his face when talking about his Roofing business.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for everyone’s prayers and support during this difficult time.

Funeral service will be Friday, May 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mt. Zion Amish Mennonite Church with Rodney Knox, Dan Hostetler, Kenrick Shrock and Paul Hostetler officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Headings, Jesse Headings, Ben Headings, Dustin Kempf, BJ Kempf, Terrell Kropf, Westin Kropf, Monte Hostetler, Jethro Burkholder and Houston Headings.

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