Minnie Halstead, long-time Sterling area resident, former Sealright employee

Minnie E. Halstead, 81, of Martville died Monday at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.

Born in Sterling, she was a resident of the Sterling area since 1963, previously living in North Dakota.

Minnie had worked at Sealright Co. in Fulton and Dad’s Dinner in Hannibal. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and watching birds, especially hummingbirds.

Minnie is predeceased by her husband, Derrald D. Halstead who died Nov. 29, 2008; a sister, Betty Hubbard and by a brother, Howard Colvin, Jr.

Surviving; children, Donna Halstead, Steven (Kathryn) Halstead, Kevin (Dawn) Halstead and Tim (Michelle) Halstead; 10 grandchildren, Stacie, Shawn, Sarah, Anthony, Chad, Nichole, Lindsey, Maria, Tiffany and Matt; four great-grandchildren, Lilly, Jacqueline, Cameron and Allison; a brother, Richard Colvin; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and funeral were Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. Burial was in Martville Cemetery.

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