Lillian McKinnie Whelan

July 20, 1928May 4, 2018

Lillian McKinnie Whelan died on Friday, the 4th of May 2018, in Houston. She was 92.

Lillian was born on the 20th of July 1925 in Mansfield, Louisiana, but had resided in Houston since 1969.

Lillian graduated from Mansfield High School, and worked at First National Bank in Shreveport until she married. Later, Lillian worked for Gulf Oil Company and Continental Airlines.

She was involved in many neighborhood activities including the Nottingham Forest Women’s Club, the Nottingham Forest Garden Club, and the Forest Tycoons Investment Club. She held many leadership positions in each. Lillian was also a docent for The Heritage Society. She was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Lillian is predeceased by LeRoy H. Whelan, her husband of 17 years. She is survived by her daughter, Leigh Vasnin and her husband, Sergei.

Following a private interment at Memorial Oaks Cemetery a memorial service and celebration of her life is to be conducted at noon on Friday, the 12th of May, in the Hankamer Chapel of Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Drive in Houston.

Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the nearby Deacons Parlor.


  • Memorial Service and Celebration of Life Friday, May 11, 2018

Lillian McKinnie Whelan

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