Inas Whittaker

Monday, January 5, 2009

Inas Whittaker

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Inas Whittaker, 88, of Advance died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born June 16, 1920, at Advance, daughter of Asa and Helen Zimmer Rhodes. On Nov. 18, 1939, she married Manning Edward Whittaker at Marble Hill, Mo.

She was a retired office manager for Inland Shoe Co. in Advance and then bookkeeper for Arab Stone. She attended Advance United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Bill Whittaker of Union, Mo.; four daughters, Judy Whittaker, Sharon Lorch and Mitzie Seger, all of Advance, and Verrell Marchbanks of Summerville, S.C.; two brothers, Gene Rhodes of Cape Girardeau and Don Rhodes of Bloomfield, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, a brother and a sister.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sarah Hamilton officiating.

Interment is at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Advance.