Obituaries

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Vera "Jean" Whitaker 1917 - 2010 Lawrence

No formal services are planned for Jean Whitaker, 93, Lawrence.
She died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
She was born July 26, 1917, in Ottawa, the daughter of Wiley “Frank” and Goldie “Pearl” Case Allen. She graduated from Ottawa High School in 1934. She attended McPherson College and graduated from Ottawa University in 1939.
She lived first in western Kansas, then South Dakota before moving to Ottawa in 1947. She had lived in Lawrence since 1955.
Mrs. Whitaker was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and involved with many bridge groups.
She married Don Whitaker on Aug. 27, 1939, in Ottawa. He survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, June Cummings and husband Steve, Lawrence, and Nancy Fabrizio and husband Frank, Lakewood, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. No flowers, please.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain .com.