Jean Whitaker

No formal services are planned for Jean Whitaker, 93, Lawrence.  She died August 18, 2010, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar, Lawrence.

She was born July 26, 1917 in Ottawa, Kansas the daughter of Wiley “Frank” and Goldie “Pearl” (Case) Allen.  She graduated Ottawa High School in 1934.  She attended McPherson College and graduated from Ottawa University in 1939.  She married Don Whitaker on August 27, 1939 in Ottawa, Kansas.  She lived first in western Kansas, then South Dakota before moving to Ottawa in 1947.  In 1955 they moved to Lawrence.  She was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and involved with many bridge groups.

She is survived by her husband Don of the home; two daughters, June Cummings and husband, Steve of Lawrence, KS; Nancy Fabrizio and husband Frank of Lakewood, CO ; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials in her name to charity of choice and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary. No flowers please.

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  1. Christi Laurence on August 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My prayers are with you. Sending a big hug your way. Jean was extraordinary—so young at heart. She was one of my favorite and very special patients. She was extremely intelligent and never missed a thing. She was also so forgiving when I was running behind 🙂 Heaven is a better place now. Sincerely, Christi

  2. Harold Jones on August 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I was sorry to learn of Jean’s death and want to express my sincere sympathy to Don and members of the family. Jean was a very fine lady, and I enjoyed calling on her and Don for the church over the past several years. I will miss my visits with her.
    Harold Jones

  3. Lisa on August 25, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I love you Grandma!

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