Minnie Whitaker

Died: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 04, 2017
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

10:30 AM Tue., Dec. 05, 2017
Location: First Church of the Nazarene

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Minnie Ella Whitaker, age 76, of Oakville, died Friday night, December 1, 2017, at the Morning Sun Care Center.  The daughter of A. Joseph and Sithie Crawford Howard, she was born on January 31, 1941 near Joplin, Missouri.  Minnie married David Whitaker on December 6, 1969 in Muscatine.

She had worked at the Iowa Ordnance Plant and then was a homemaker and babysitter.  She was known as mom and grandma to many in the community.  Minnie enjoyed playing cards and games and simply enjoying the outdoors either from her patio or while walking.

She was a member of the Heritage Free Methodist Church in Burlington and attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Burlington.  

Her family includes her husband, David; two sons, Joseph David Whitaker of Oakville and John & Sarah Whitaker of Dallas City, Illinois; a daughter, Rebekah & Adam Canty of Oakville; a step daughter, Patsy & Johnathon Lee of Burlington; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters; and two brothers.

Cremation will be fulfilled.  The family will meet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.  The funeral ceremony for Minnie Whitaker will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Burlington with Rev. Terry Vance officiating.  A luncheon gathering will follow at the Church.

Memorial gifts will benefit the Heritage Free Methodist Church and the First Church of the Nazarene.

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