The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 28, 2012

Janet (Lowe) Whittington


KINGMAN, Ind. — Janet (Lowe) Whittington, age 73, left this life on Dec. 25, 2012.

She was born Dec. 22, 1939, to Max E. and Helen (Taylor) Lowe.

She graduated from Wallace High School in 1957, and leaves behind several close classmates.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joe Paul Whittington; and three daughters, Jean (John) Leibold, of Pleasant View, Utah, Lori (David) Poer, of Woodstock, Ga., and Judy (Mark) Ratcliff, of Kingman; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Joe Paul Whittington Jr.

She was a co-founder and active member of the Wacky Weeders garden club. Janet enjoyed growing and exhibiting her flowers and vegetables at local fairs. She was a past member of the Tipmont Roundup Foundation board.

She had also been an active member of the Southeast Fountain Community Foundation Board. She had been involved with Fountain County 4-H programs as both a member and leader. She last served as assistant 4-H Flower Project superintendent. She also served on the 4-H Council. Janet also served as a volunteer at the Danville hospitals for many years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Southeast Fountain Community Foundation, unrestricted fund. The address is P.O. Box 95, Veedersburg, IN 47987.

According to her wishes, Janet will be cremated. There will be a memorial service held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., in Kingman, with the Rev. Kenneth Majors officiating. Friends may offer condolences starting at 5 p.m. before the service.

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