Mary E. (Neal) WhaleyAugust 21, 1925 ~ January 5, 2017 (age 91)
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, Kingston, Michele (Steve) Ash, Canal Winchester and Lori (Gary) Kettenburg, Riverview, FL; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; her sister, Marjorie Bunch, Venice, FL; her sister-in-law, Mary Neal, 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 12:00 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. Arrangements have been entrusted to the FAWCETT OLIVER GLASS AND PALMER FUNERAL HOME. 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.