Dorothy Whitehead, daughter of the late James Allen Whitehead and Forest Margaret Grayum Whitehead, was born on May 18, 1927, in Bernie, Mo., and died in the Villas at DeSoto, Mo., on Dec. 24, 2011, at the age of 84.
Mrs. Whitehead was a homemaker, a resident of Festus, Mo., and was a former resident of Bernie, Mo.
She was united in marriage to Raymond Whitehead on June 26, 1946, in Piggot, Ark. Mr. Whitehead survives at their home.
Besides her husband, she is survived by
two daughters, Sandra Bannister of Farming-ton, Mo., and Cathy Schanz of Festus, Mo.; by five grandchildren; and by eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Aline Whitehead.
Visitation was held at the Rainey-Mathis Fu-neral Home in Bernie, Mo., from noon until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec., 28, 2011. Services were then conducted at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Mo., with Rev. Ryan Mason officiating. Interment will be in the Bethany Cemetery.