In Memory

Jean Whiteman - Class Of 1969

Jean Whiteman

A rural Delphi Purdue Freshman coed was killed Friday in a one car accident, three miles southwest of Delphi on the Flora "cutoff" between U.S. 24 and Indiana 25 to Lafayette.
  The accident which killed Georgia Jean "Jennie" Whiteman, 18 only child of Mrs. Louise Whiteman of Rt. 4, Delphi, occurred on C.R. 900 N at the Carroll Tippecanoe County line road.
  Cause of death, according to Dr. William Shortly, Tippecanoe County coroner, was a broken neck.
  The victim had driven home Thursday evening to spend several hours and to get her guitar, record player and other things for her apartment and was returning to Lafayette.
  Sheriff James Coghill reported that Miss Whiteman apparently lost control of the car on a right curve in Carroll County.  It left the berm on the left and traveled 210 feet, going through a garden and across the county line road.  The 1966 convertible turned over several times, landing on its top in a weed-covered fog-shrouded field in Tippecanoe County, 150 feet beyond, the county line road.  She was thrown clear of the wreckage.
  Authorities were notified at 6:55 a.m. by the Marvin Strain family who lives near the scene of the accident which was still wreathed in fog when discovered.
  Sheriff Coghill and his deputy Lee Hoard; State Tropper Richard Jozwiak and Lt. J. R. Dillman investigated the fatility.
  Miss Whiteman was born July 13, 1951 at Lafayette, the daughter of Grover Cleveland (Cleve) and Louise Swatta Whiteman.  She was graduated from Delphi Community High School this spring and was a member of Delphi United Methodist Church.
  She is survived by her mother and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Swatts of Rt. 2, Delphi.  Her father preceded her in death in 1966.
  Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at Sullivan-Lloyd Funeral Home in Delphi with Rev. David Abel officiating.  Interment was in Zion Cemetery on Rt. 1, Bringhurst.
Obituary notice taken from the Journal-Citizen, Thursday, September 18, 1969

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09/03/13 02:50 PM #1    

Kenneth DeWit (1968)

I was MEAN to Jeannie in school and for THAT I am Dearly "ASHAMED", I would hate to think that my Insensativity to her had anything to do with her feelings in life. You were what is known as an "UGLY DUCKLING" and ended up a "PRINCESS" God BLESS YOU JEANNIE AND I LOVE YOU!, Kenny

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