Archive for Tuesday, October 31, 2000

Warren Whitaker

October 31, 2000

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— Services for Warren G. Whitaker, 77, Tonganoxie, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ward Funeral Home, Washington. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie, with military honors.

Mr. Whitaker died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at his home.

He was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Tonganoxie, the son of G. D. and Alta (Croft) Whitaker. He graduated from Tonganoxie High School. He later graduated from Kansas State University in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture. He moved back to Tonganoxie from Washington in 1993.

Mr. Whitaker served in the 347th Infantry 87th Division of the U.S. Army in World War II before attending college. He was the Washington and Clay County supervisor for the Farmer's Home Administration for 27 years before retiring in 1983.

He had been a member of the Washington Rotary Club, Frontier Masonic Lodge No. 104, American Legion and the USD 222 school board. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Washington, and joined the Congregational Church upon moving back to Tonganoxie.

He married Mary Katherine Ellis on April 9, 1948, in Ottawa. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Diane Ebbert, Tonganoxie; a son, Greg Whitaker, Tonganoxie; a sister, Sophie Maxfield, Michigan City, Ind.; a brother, Edwin Whitaker, Mount Dora, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to St. Luke's Newborn Intensive Care Nursery or the Kansas Specialty Dog Services, sent in care of the funeral home, 115 W. Second St., Washington 66968.

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