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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