OBITUARY

Heidi Marie Whitmire

August 27, 1983September 3, 2018
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Heidi Marie Whitmire, beloved Daughter of Val and Larry Whitmire, passed away unexpectedly on Monday September 3, 2018 in Clearwater, Florida at the age of 35. Born on August 27, 1983, she lived her short but vibrant life in Clearwater. In addition to her heartbroken Mom and Dad, she leaves behind her devoted and loving brother, Jamy, her paternal grandparents, Doris and Lester Kibbe of PA and her significant other, Tim Stokes. She will be lovingly missed by her aunts, uncles and cousins, and forever remembered by her closest friends. Her beauty and grace, tempered only by her charm and caring love of family and friends, is honored in this short poem to her memory:

In Bright White Light

When suddenly the flame that glowed, So brightly in the night, Flickered softly in the wind and breathed One loving last bright light.

The world lost its way just briefly And gently sighed and wept. Then fluttered strong again With the memory that it kept.

Of one so loved and caring Filled with charity so pure. A soul whose heart in bright white light Will shine at Heaven’s door.

Visitation held Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 2pm until 6pm at the funeral home with funeral services at 4pm.

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st St., N. Seminole, Florida 33776\ 727-391-0121.

  • FAMILY

  • Valentina Whitmire, Mother
  • Larry Whitmire, Father
  • Jamy Whitmire, Brother
  • Doris and Lester Kibbe, Grandparents
  • Tim Stokes, Significant Other
  • Heidi also leaves aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Viewing Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Prayer Service Saturday, September 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Heidi Marie Whitmire

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Sherry Strickland

September 9, 2018

"If Love Could Have Saved You, You Would Have Lived Forever" I witnessed that yesterday. You were gone too soon and there is so many people that wish they could have saved you. You we're such a beautiful woman inside and out and I pray with everything in me that you have found peace. See you on the other side. RIP My Beautiful Friend. Xoxo

Amira Baker (Ogunleye)

September 8, 2018

Heidi. My sweet dearest sister. I don’t even know how to understand this. I don’t want to. We grew up together. Since we were 4 we were connected at the hip. Wherever you went, I went. Your parents were my parents. Our trips to Pennyslvania with your grandparents. You put me on to country music. We were so different yet in our hearts believed we were sisters. I wish we had more time. I wish we talked more. I wish I had known. I love you more than I told you. My heart is broken. I pray you have peace.

Val and Larry- I’m so sorry for this loss. She will always be my sister and you will always be my parents. You took me in and loved me as your own child. For that, I will never stop loving you. I can never thank you enough for what you did for my life.

I ask God to give you strength at the hardest time. Love you so much

Melanie Tillbrook Megna

September 7, 2018

I can't even process that you're gone, you've been one of my best friends forever. I will never let our memories fade, and will always love you like a sister I never had. We shared so much over these past 21 years, you were there with me through middle school, highschool, my wedding, and my dads passing last year. I Love your family like their my own, and I don't know how this life is going to continue on the same. I know I'll see you again one day and hope you're up there having a drink with my dad.
To the Whitmire family, all of my love , condolences and prayers are with you. I love you guys and I'm so sorry for your loss.

jim aikman

September 7, 2018

Val and Larry, My deepest condolences for you all. Having lost a child myself has been difficult, Cherish the good memories and times spent together.

Olivia Petys

September 7, 2018

Oh my Heidi, you were much more than a cousin to me; you were a big sister. Ever since I was a little girl, I looked up to; I wanted to be just as beautiful as you are; I wanted to be “just like Heidi.”
I remember just like it was yesterday. You’d take me shopping; you’d show me all the things that were in style. We’d both try on clothes together and see what looks amazing on each other (and others not so much). You introduced me Bebe, Juicy Couture, and every name brand on the market. Till this day I blame you for my higher name brand addiction. :)
I was always the first one you would call when it was time to get rid of some of your massive, amazing wardrobe because it was time to buy some new items. I still have most of the clothes and plan to never rid of them.
Remember when you bought me my first ever booty short-shorts? And my mom totally freaked out? I still laugh.
I cannot even fathom that you are gone permenantly, but I know that all pain is gone from you and you are free. I love you, Heidi. Love, your little Olivia.

Ashley Nason

September 7, 2018

From being kids at the roller rink, sleep overs as teens during family Christmas parties, and fun times partying as adults, we shared some good times cousin.. may you rest softly and may you be in peace.

Chase Ramsey

September 7, 2018

I’m so sorry to the Whitemire family!!
Heidi was the most down to earth tuff woman that I have ever known. I remember everywhere I would see Heidi Dave Yost and Duece!! My heart goes out to all her friends and family!!

Mary Ann Riffey

September 6, 2018

I worked with Heidi at Florida Spine. She was always very nice and helpful and would always lend a hand. She used to share her artwork with me. She was very talented. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope in time, it will become easier for you all. I will always remember her as a happy, beautiful person inside and out. My heart goes out to you all. Mary Ann

Pavllo Zengo

September 6, 2018

Heidi you will be missed dearly!

Pete Downing

September 6, 2018

Whitmire Family: We are truly sorry for your loss and time of pain! Sending thoughts and prayers down to FL. Our sincere condolences. -Pete, Angela, Annabelle, & Billy (The Downing Family)