Mary J Whittaker

December 26, 1934May 14, 2018

Mary Jane Whittaker, 83 of Vandalia, Ohio passed away on Monday May 14, 2018 at 6:45 AM at Hearth and Home, Vandalia, Ohio. She was born December 26, 1934 in Richmond, Indiana the daughter of the late George & Gertrude (Hicks) Emmons. She worked as a Secretary retiring from NCR, she also worked for numerous school districts. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose, Greenville, Ohio and the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, Greenville, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Duane E. Whittaker; brothers: Clarence Emmons, John Emmons, George Emmons. She is survived by her children: Cynthia & Dick Brabant of Vandalia, Ohio, Steven & Donna Whittaker of Dumfries, VA, Regina Warren of Terra Haute, Indiana; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother: Dwight Emmons of Greenville; numerous nieces & nephews. Services will be held on Friday May 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Heartland Hospice.


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2018

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Steven Whittaker

October 7, 2018

I miss you Mom

Steven Whittaker

May 20, 2018

There are so many things I miss Mom - your smile your laugh - our weekly Saturday morning phone calls - Being together on Thanksgiving week - your visits to Virginia - making surprise visits to Ohio and seeing how much joy that gave you especially the time I called you standing outside your front door telling you I was there and you didn't believe until you opened the door - chasing you around the house with a water gun lol got you :) This is just the tip of the iceberg as there is so much more Mom. I carry you daily in my heart and with the images of days past in my mind. I love and miss you so much mommy. Your son Steve