Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home

14 Grand Street, Oneonta, NY


Brett A. Whitney

February 11, 1948October 21, 2019

Brett Ann Whitney 71, of Oneonta, passed away early Monday morning, October 21, 2019 after a short battle with cancer.

She was born on February 11, 1948 in Manhattan, the daughter of Robert and Leila Odum.

Brett received her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Hartwick College and was a nurse at AO Fox Memorial Hospital for many years. She had an impact on and was loved by many. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her mother, Leila Odum ,98, of Ashburn, Virginia; her sister Joan (Gene) Ormandy of Hamilton, Virginia; her brother R. Andrew (Linda) Odum of Swanton, OH; her children Joshua N. Whitney of Portlandville, and Jessica Whitney of Springfield, Missouri; her daughter in law, Serina Bishop of Portlandville; her grandchildren, Neveah Butler and Brantlee Whitney; a niece and many cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Whitney; and her father, Robert Odum.

Burial will take place privately at the convenience of the family in Otego Evergreen Cemetery.

To leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.grummonsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Brett A. Whitney

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Mariann. Timothy

October 26, 2019

To my dearest friend When I first met you our souls connected It was like we knew each other forever I truly believe GOD puts everyone in our path for a reason You and I both loved laughing we brought out the best in one another I was blessed to know you laugh with you I will never forget your kind heart ❤️

Susie Q Herring

October 23, 2019

Brettnbutter. I will miss you, your honesty and sense of humor! We had some memorable adventures together! God took you way too soon.
Jess, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be here if and when you need me. You too, Josh.
Love , Sue

Connie Canfield

October 23, 2019

I have known Brett for over 35 years! She helped me so much on a personal level and I tried to do the same for her. Brett never held it back ! She spoke her mind and heart, and for that I am truly grateful. Jess and Josh, feel free to call on me for a hug or two..your Mom was one-of-a-kind.