Alma Jean Fortner, 66, of Zalma, was born May 5, 1937, at Zalma, the daughter of the late Leo and Letha Ladd Whitehead, and died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
She was a homemaker and attended Balch Chapel Church near Zalma.
On Oct. 11, 1954, she was united in marriage to Ernest E. Fortner at Essex, and he survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Sandra Mosely of DeKalb, Ill., and Teresa Tuttle of Irving, Texas; two brothers, Bill Whitehead of Advance and Ronald Whitehead of Corsicana, Texas; four sisters, Mary Lee Fisher and Janice Snyder, both of Marble Hill, Shirley Carton of Zalma, and Donna Hellings of Panama City Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Garry Whitehead.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at Morgan Funeral Chapel at Advance.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance
Interment will follow at Balch Cemetery near Zalma.