Herschel E. Whipker

April 21, 1920October 16, 2010

Herschel E. Whipker, 90 of South Road 250 East, died at 6:45 P.M., Saturday, October 16, 2010 at his home. Mr. Whipker was born in Columbus, IN. on April 21, 1920, the son of the late Elmer and Beryl Talley Whipker. He married Emma May “Bee” Harrell in Columbus, IN. on August 29, 1964 and she preceded him in death on November 15, 1993. Mr. Whipker was a World War II United States Army Veteran. He was a retired farmer and owned his own farm. He also had worked at Vernco and Hamilton many years ago. Mr. Whipker was a former member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Clifty. He enjoyed fox hunting. The funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Whipker will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th St. with Robert E. Lay officiating. Calling hours will be from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday and from 12:00 noon until the time of the service at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Daugherty Cemetery with military rites presented by members of the Indiana Army National Guard Honor Guard in conjunction with the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Elizabethtown Fire Department or to the Columbus Township Fire Department. Online condolences to the family of Mr. Whipker may be made at Mr. Whipker is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Adkins of Columbus, IN.; a son, Henry (Kathleen) Whipker of Columbus, IN.; five brothers, Harry T., Bennie K., David, Elmer and Alan Whipker all of Columbus, IN.; two sisters, Margaret Volland of Columbus, IN. and Elizabeth McKinney of Texas; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Along with his parents and wife, Mr. Whipker was also preceded in death by a daughter, Louise Simmons and three brothers, Halford, Perry D. and Paul Whipker.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 20, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  • Burial Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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October 20, 2010

From Kevin Wanda and Ryan Haza

October 20, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Whipker family and we want to send our condolences to Henry Whipker and Kathleen and ther family.

October 19, 2010

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven..." Ecclesiastes 3:1 Please accept our deepest sympathy.
The Paul Jasper family.

Renea Lawson

October 18, 2010

Henry Joe, I am sorry to heard of your father's passing. I have great memories of the summers long ago, working with you and Uncle Herschel. I know no words can really help to ease your loss, just know that you and your family are in my prayers. May God hold you all close during this time. Renea (Whipker) Lawson

October 18, 2010

Mary Ann and Henry, our heart goes out to you and our prayers. I keep memories of the turkey farm and getting the eggs close in my cherished box of memories. they will always be very fond memories in our hearts along with uncle Hershall. Beth Lane, Rita Bailey, and Debra Reichle.