NEW MADRID - Dorothy Lee"Dot" Halstead died May 27, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born in Pine Bluff, Ark., she was the daughter of the late George Franklin and Imogene Simpson Hestand and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Active in civic and community affairs, she had served as executive secretary of the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the New Madrid County Club, for which she had served on the Board of Directors and was also a member of the New Madrid Women's Club and named Woman of the Year in 1982. She was instrumental in the establishment of the New Madrid Museum, of which she had served on the Board of Directors and was currently serving as executive director.
Her husband, Clint W. Halstead died in 1995.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Clint W. and Malene Halstead III of Poole, Ky., and Tom and Donna Halstead of East Prairie; one daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Ed Harris of Vicksburg, Miss.; five grandchildren, Clint Halstead IV of Woodlawn, Tenn., Andrea D. Torrillo of West Hartford, Conn., Craig Halstead of Poole, Thomas Craig Halstead of East Prairie and Amanda Lee Harris of Vicksburg; two stepgrandchildren, Jason Bryant of Charleston and Cully Bryant of Sikeston; three great-grandchildren, Clint Halstead V and Clayton John Halstead of Woodlawn, Alison Elizabeth Halstead of Henderson, Ky.; and four stepgreatgrandchildren, Tanner Bryant of Sikeston and Clayton Bryant, Harper Bryant and Beau Bryant of Charleston.
She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where a rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Sylvester Bauer, officiating.
Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at the Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff, Ark.