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Elma Rae Tuttle Whitaker, 90, Laurel River Community, London, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Laurel Heights with her family by her side.
Born June 21, 1928, in Tuttle, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Evan and Doxie Chadwell Tuttle. She was a member of Laurel River Missionary Baptist Church where she attended as long as her health permitted. She was retired from Cumberland Valley National Bank following 38 years of service. She was a 57-year member of Golden Rule Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, George Whitaker, of London, Kentucky. She was also preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, Eugene Tuttle, and sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Charles Hale, Venus and Henry C Mullins, Stella and Tilford Mullins, Kathleen and Tip Bolton, a brother-in-law, Maynard Brewer, all of London, Kentucky, a sister, Betty Baxter, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and two sons-in-law, Larry Kilburn and Terry Bacelieri.
She is survived by her children, Donna Gail Kilburn, of London, Kentucky, Roger and Jill Whitaker, of Greeneville, Tennessee, and Myrna and Ivan Nieto, of London, Kentucky, a sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Jack Sherman, Sr., of Arcadia, Florida, a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Bonnie Tuttle, of Arcadia, Florida, a sister, Gladys Brewer, of London, Kentucky, a brother-in-law, Bob Baxter, of Indianapolis, Indiana, 10 grandchildren and spouses, Caprecia and Mark Sizemore, Amy and Bill Creech, Rocky and Marie Bacelieri, Leslie and Joe Gill, Courtney and Kyle Boren, Victoria and Daniel Stone, Andrew Whitaker, Ivan, Jr. and Beth Nieto, Andres Nieto, and Adriana Nieto, and 11 great-grandchildren, Bailey Douglass, Tommy Creech, Will Creech, Owen Creech, Lillian Creech, Josie Gill, Brodie Gill, Evie Bacelieri, Rocco Bacelieri, Philippa Boren, and Wakely Boren.
The family received visitors at London Funeral Home, Saturday, March 10, 2018, beginning at 6 p.m. Order of the Eastern Star honors was conducted at 7 p.m.
Funeral service was at London Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers were Rocky Bacelieri, Joe Gill, Greg Hill, Mark Sizemore, Daniel Stone, Doug Tuttle, Andrew Whitaker, and Kevin Whitaker. Burial followed in the Whitaker Cemetery, London, Kentucky.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Whitaker Cemetery Fund.
Published on March 9, 2018
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