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Clatia Kennard (Whiteman) - Class Of 1932

Clatia Kennard (Whiteman)

Clatia I. Whiteman, 95

September 21, 2010

DELPHI -- Clatia I. Kennard Whiteman, 95, of Delphi, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. She became ill unexpectedly, and had been a resident there for the past nine days.

Born Oct. 13, 1914, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of the late Glen and Mabel Holloway Kennard. She was a 1932 graduate of Delphi High School.

On Aug. 7, 1936, she married Woodrow "Woody" Whiteman in Reynolds, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1983.

Mrs. Whiteman worked at the former Yeoman Telephone Co. and the Yeoman Bank, and was a homemaker.

She was a longtime member of the Delphi United Methodist Church, where she was in the Love Circle, a trustee, was on the committee for the church parsonage, and helped cook many meals, including many for Rotary. She also was a member of the Beta Psi chapter of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority Auxiliary, where she was past president and had held all offices.

She enjoyed euchre and bridge, belonged to card clubs for each, and was an avid sports fan, especially Indiana teams and Delphi athletics.

Surviving are a daughter, Deanna Pearson of Delphi; and two sons, Ronald Whiteman (wife: Dorothy) of Lafayette and Douglas Whiteman (wife: Debra) of Cutler.

Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine. She dearly loved her entire family, and was most proud of them all.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi, with Psi Iota Xi memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service there at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Todd Ladd officiating. Interment at Yeoman Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Delphi Community High School Athletic Department in memory of Woody and Clatia Whiteman, or donor's choice; envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences:

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09/22/10 01:07 PM #1    

Opal F. Smith (Bowman) (1933)

Clatia was in 2nd grade when I started school in 1921 at Yeoman. As close friends and neighbors our paths have crossed many times and in many ways since then, always in a positive way. I shall cherish the memories,    Opal Smith Bowman, Class of DHS l933

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