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Wendy Williams Moorhead, 65 of Mentor, passed away June 21, 2018. She was born July 16, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Most of her childhood was spent in Mentor. She grew up with wonderful friends and a loving family; her parents always held her immediate and extended families close. Holidays, birthdays, and summer picnics were spent together and these lasting memories remained with Wendy her entire life. A graduate of Mentor High School and Kent State University, Wendy taught for Mentor Public Schools 35 years. After retirement, she often commented that she missed teaching "her kids", referring to her former students. She was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Mentor. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society for women educators, and Kent State University Alumni Association. She had been teaching at Rice Elementary, the school she attended as a child when she met her future husband. She married Rick Moorhead on June 28, 1980. She claimed it was the best decision she ever made. Wendy was taught how important family was, and Rick felt the same way. Their two families always got together to celebrate holidays and birthdays. To this day, their children, Dana Marie and Danny, still speak of those happy times. Wendy enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. She kept and passed on family traditions taught to her by her parents, Don and Kathryn Williams. Wendy wanted to be remembered as someone who was blessed with the love of a devoted, loving family and the most wonderful friends. She was also an avid Steelers fan. This was something she inherited from her husband, Rick, a lifelong Steelers season ticket holder. Together they enjoyed the times they attended Steelers games both at Three Rivers Stadium, Heinz Field, and Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan. Rick and Wendy also loved to travel. Family vacations with Dana and Danny were very important to them and always so much fun.

Survivors are her son, Daniel (Mia) Moorhead; daughter, Dana Marie, (Kyle) Petersen; granddaughter, BellaRayne; her brother, Ray (Patricia) Williams; and her sister, Donna Williams. She is also survived by Rick and Wendy's sister and brother-in-law: Barbara and Dennis Gallucci, and mother in law, Mary Moorhead.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Rick" Moorhead; parents, Kathryn and Donald Williams; and father in law, William Moorhead Sr.

Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Rd., Mentor, OH 44060 (Please meet at the church).

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Interment will be at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.

Contributions may be made in memory of Wendy to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, attention 6th floor.