Mary E. Whaley, 91, of Circleville, passed from this life on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2017, in the Pickaway Manor, Circleville, following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 21, 1925, in Chillicothe, the daughter of William G. and Emma M. (Koebel) Neal.
On Sept. 4, 1947, she married Lewis Edward “Ed” Whaley, who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1997.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce (John) DeLong of Kingston, Michele (Steve) Ash of Canal Winchester and Lori (Gary) Kettenburg of Riverview, Florida; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Marjorie Bunch of Venice, Florida; her sister-in-law, Mary Neal of Chillicothe; and many friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Cheryl; her brother, Donald Neal; her brother and sister-in-law, William and Ruth Neal; and her brother-in-law, Booker Bunch.
Mary had worked as an office administrator. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Circleville.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Pickaway Manor, the staff of Heartland Hospice and to the St. Joseph’s Church communion servers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Lawrence Hummer, officiant. Burial will follow in St. Margaret’s Cemetery.
In keeping with Mary’s wishes, calling hours will not be observed. Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.
The Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home is honored to serve the Whaley family. Visit www.fawcett-palmer.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal