Cecil Whittaker

Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, IL, Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Submitted by Barbara Miroslaw 


TOULON - Cecil W. Whittaker, 89, of Prestige Assisted Living at Smoketree in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., formerly of Touon, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at his residence.

Born July 3, 1913, in Toulon to Morrow and Nora Cox Whittaker, he married Virginia Stygh on April 27, 1935, in Toulon. She died June 5, 1995, in Toulon.

He was also preceded in death by one son and one sister.

Surviving are two sons, Jim (and Marge) of Taylor, Texas, and Gary (and Carol) of Toulon; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He farmed in the Toulon area for many years and was a member of the Flying Farmers during the 1950s.

He was a member of Stark County Farm Bureau and the American Milking Shorthorn Association. He also was a member of the Toulon Lions Club.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Toulon.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at his church, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Wayne McLeod will officiate. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery. DeBolt-Kidd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to his church or any charity.


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