In memory of
Virginia (Cheesman) Whittaker
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In memory of
Virginia (Cheesman) Whittaker
GALESBURG - Virginia Whittaker, 91, Galesburg, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Hudson, at her son's home, surrounded by her family. Virginia was born April 27, 1927, in Galesburg, the daughter of Glenn and Ina (Asbury) Cheesman. She married Kenneth "Kenny" Dale Whittaker on May 6, 1945, in Knoxville. He preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2013. Virginia is survived by her son, Reginald (Karen) Whittaker of Hudson; three granddaughters, Lora (Mark) Embry of Normal, Cathy (Mark) Hanes of Hudson, and Carrie (Rodney) Milligan of Frisco, Texas; six great-grandchildren, Brandon, Kailey, Jaxon, Evan, Garrett and Kendra; brothers and sister, John "Jack" Cheesman of Galesburg, Anna Mae ("Junior") Dudley of Williamsfield, and Edward Cheesman; and a brother-in-law, Don Mackie of Williamsfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Helen Mackie; and two sisters-in-law, Patti and Mary. She worked for the Knox County Supervisor of Assessment office in Galesburg, retiring after 30 years. She enjoyed golfing, collecting Hummels and teddy bears, and antiquing. She was a member of Knoxville First United Methodist Church. Her and Kenneth enjoyed traveling and spending the winters in Arizona with Kenneth's family. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home & Crematory in Knoxville. Graveside service will directly follow the visitation at 2:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Cemetery. Pastor John Knueppel officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Knoxville United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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In memory of
Virginia (Cheesman) Whittaker
GALESBURG - Virginia Whittaker, 91, Galesburg, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Hudson, at her son's home, surrounded by her family. Virginia was born April 27, 1927, in Galesburg, the daughter of Glenn and Ina (Asbury) Cheesman. She married Kenneth "Kenny" Dale Whittaker on May 6, 1945, in Knoxville. He preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2013. Virginia is survived by her son, Reginald (Karen) Whittaker of Hudson; three granddaughters, Lora (Mark) Embry of Normal, Cathy (Mark) Hanes of Hudson, and Carrie (Rodney) Milligan of Frisco, Texas; six great-grandchildren, Brandon, Kailey, Jaxon, Evan, Garrett and Kendra; brothers and sister, John "Jack" Cheesman of Galesburg, Anna Mae ("Junior") Dudley of Williamsfield, and Edward Cheesman; and a brother-in-law, Don Mackie of Williamsfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Helen Mackie; and two sisters-in-law, Patti and Mary. She worked for the Knox County Supervisor of Assessment office in Galesburg, retiring after 30 years. She enjoyed golfing, collecting Hummels and teddy bears, and antiquing. She was a member of Knoxville First United Methodist Church. Her and Kenneth enjoyed traveling and spending the winters in Arizona with Kenneth's family. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home & Crematory in Knoxville. Graveside service will directly follow the visitation at 2:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Cemetery. Pastor John Knueppel officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Knoxville United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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Knoxville, IL 61448
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