Wilma  Whittington


Wilma C. Whittington, 95, of Farson, died January 22, 2019.
She was born December 14, 1923 in Henry County, IA to Dale and Alice Walker Walker. She married Vernon Whittington on August 16, 1947 and he preceded her in death on January 25, 1993.
Wilma was a 1942 graduate of Farson High School. She and her husband farmed south of Farson for 45 years.
She had been a member of the Peoples Church at Batavia and attended Farson Baptist Church.
Wilma is survived by her son, Larry (Kay) Whittington of Hedrick; two granddaughters, Julie (Spencer) Smallwood of Ottumwa and Linda (Amy Rupe) Whittington of Des Moines; a great-granddaughter, Natalie Smallwood; a sister, Eunice Yeager of Martinsburg; two brothers, Dale (Shirley) Walker Jr. of Hedrick, and Derald (Lucille) Walker of Greendale, WI; and a sister-in-law, Mary (Raymond) Dickenson of Keota.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Harold Wayne Whittington, a sister, Lola Chambers and a brother, Don Walker.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Frosty Van Voorst officiating. Burial will be in Competine Cemetery.
Visitation will be open at 1 p.m. Thursday. The family present one hour prior to the service Friday.
Memorials may be made to Hedrick First Responders.
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Published on January 23, 2019
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