FESTUS -- Dorothy Whitehead, 84, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Dec. 24, 2011, at The Villa's at De Soto.
Born May 18, 1927, at Bernie, to the late James Allen Whitehead and Forest Margaret Grayum Whitehead, she was a homemaker.
On June 26, 1946, at Piggott, Ark., she married Raymond Whitehead, and he survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Sandra Bannister of Farmington and Cathy Schanz of Festus; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Aline Whitehead.
Visitation is from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie with the Rev. Ryan Mason officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bethany Cemetery.