Mary Jane Whitehead, daughter of the late Russell and Rusha Ann Lee Dempsey, was born Nov. 24, 1916, in Senath, Mo., and passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at the Heritage Gardens of Senath in Senath, Mo., at the age of 94.
On Nov. 11, 1941, in Caruthersville, Mo., she married William E. Whitehead, who preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1981. She was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Whitehead, who died July 14, 1954, and five brothers, Van Hugh Dempsey, Ruben Dempsey, Lee Davidson Dempsey, Clarence Dempsey and Marshal Franklin Dempsey.
Survivors include a special friend, Thomas Bradley; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at McDaniel Funeral Chapel in Senath, Mo., and will continue until service time at 1 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at McDaniel Funeral Chapel with Revs. Doug Clinton and Alan Cureton officiating.
Burial will follow in the Liberty Cemetery at Caruth, Mo.