Kay Whitmore

May 31, 1939 ~ June 18, 2021 (age 82)


Kay Whitmore, 82, of Tolono passed away at 9:35AM, Friday, June 18, 2021 at home.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Tolono United Methodist Church, Tolono with Rev. Catherine Thomas officiating.  Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00PM Wednesday at the church.  Freese Funeral Home, Tolono is assisting with arrangements. 

Mrs. Whitmore was born May 31, 1939 at Sidney, a daughter to Raphael and Ruth Ward Mowell.  She married James Whitmore on September 3, 1960 in Champaign, he survives.  Also surviving are two children; James (Janice) Whitmore Jr. of Tolono and Joanne Michelle Whitmore of Lynwood, Il, seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild, a sister Ina Billman of Tolono and a brother Ray (Barb) Mowell of Tampa, FL.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Nancy Wilkins and a brother Roy Mowell.

Kay was the head drum majorette at Unity High School.  She loved to dance and roller skate to Elvis.  She also had a passion for puzzling with her husband of 60 years, who was her rock.  Along with being employed at the University of Illinois, she was a cake decorator.  She was a member of Tolono United Methodist Church.  She loved her family and church family greatly. 

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June 23, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tolono United Methodist Church

Funeral Service
June 23, 2021

2:00 PM
Tolono United Methodist Church

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