Ivadell "Ivy" Head
Funeral services for Ivadell "Ivy" Head, 72, of Fort Thompson were held Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1573 Old Lodge Road at Fort Thompson.
Ivadell "Ivy" Kirkie Ross Head was born April 28, 1948 to Leon Kirkie, Sr. and Laura Mae Harrison in Chamberlain, SD. She made her journey home on June 19, 2020 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD surrounded by family and friends.
Ivy attended grade school in Fort Thompson, SD and finished high school in Gann Valley, SD. After high school, she attended Haskell Indian Junior College where she met Leslie "Corky" Ross. They then were married in 1969 and to this union five children were born, Lesly, Cameron, Ursula, Bryant, and Dennis Ross.
Ivy worked at the Red Horse Lodge and various other jobs with the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and Crow Creek School.
In 1978, Ivy met Harry Head and on December 28, 1979 they joined their hands in marriage at Pierre, SD. Ivy and Harry raised five children together.
Ivy loved playing softball, playing Bingo, and also going to the casino where she enjoyed visiting with her family and friends.
Ivy is survived by Lesly (Larry) Gayton, Cameron Ross, Ursula Ross, Bryant (Melissa) Ross all of Fort Thompson, SD, Dennis (Tonya) Ross of Wagner, SD; brothers Richard (Doris) Kirkie and Melby Kirkie all of Fort Thompson; sisters Elnita Rank of Fort Thompson, SD and Patsy Kirkie Marques of Pierre, SD; 26 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents Leon Kirkie Sr. and Laura Mae Harrison; son Marty Shawn Rank, brothers Leon Kirkie, Jr. and Ronald Kirkie Sr., sister Mania Kirkie Mann, great grandson Kymahni Goodlow, and the love of her life Harry Head.