Henrietta "Pat" Whitten
Monday, March 8, 2010
5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Raymond Funeral Home
112 West Burlington Ave.
Fairfield, IA 52556
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Packwood Christian Church
Packwood, Ia 52580
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Henrietta “Pat” Whitten age 84 of Packwood died Wednesday afternoon at the University Hospitals in Iowa City.
Pat was born May 19, 1925 at Packwood the daughter of John Edward and Grace Edna Moorman Murphy.
A lifetime resident of Packwood, she graduated from the Packwood High School. She married Everett H. Whitten on February 19, 1943 at Memphis, Missouri. She was a member of the Packwood Christian Church.
Pat worked as a cook at the Packwood schools from 1957 until 1972.
She and her husband owned and operated the Packwood Grocery from October, 1972 until October, 1978. They worked together as janitors at Easter Food Store and Fairfield International Harvester in Fairfield and at Dickey’s Transport in Packwood.
She enjoyed crocheting afghans and doilies.
Pat was correspondent for the Fairfield Ledger and Clarion Plainsman until
Deceased family members include her husband on September 15, 2002, her parents and 1 sister Winifred Ancell.
Surviving are her two daughters: Bonnie ( John ) Dunham of Lewiston, Idaho and Cheryl Newman of Packwood and her friend Gary Cahill of Farmington, Iowa;
6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9th at the Packwood Christian Church in Packwood with Pastor Harlan Van Voorst officiating.
Interment will be in the Packwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield.
A memorial has been established to the Packwood Christian Church.
Arrangements are in the care of the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.raymondfuneralhomes.com.
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