Helen Louise Whitaker

first_imgHelen Louise Whitaker, 90, of Dillsboro, IN, passed away at 12:25 PM, Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg, IN. Helen was born in Dillsboro, IN on June 4, 1925, a daughter of the late Nettie (Vinson) and Frank  Weiss. She spent her life in the Dillsboro community and was a 1943 graduate of Dillsboro High School. After attending business school in Cincinnati, she worked as a secretary at Seagram’s Distillery for two years. On March 18, 1945 in Dillsboro, IN she married Robert Worth Whitaker. Helen and Robert operated Whitaker’s Meat Market and Slaughter House in Dillsboro for several years. They also ran the family farm together. Helen and Robert were married forty seven years until his passing in 1992. She was a member of the Dillsboro United Methodist Church and had attended the Rising Sun United Methodist Church the last several years. Helen enjoyed sewing, crocheting, making dolls and reading. She also liked gardening and working outside.Helen is  survived by a daughter, Becky Busse, of Dillsboro, IN; by 2 grandsons, Brent Busse (Kelly) of Dillsboro and John Busse (Beth) of Bright, IN; by 3 great grandchildren, Steven Busse of AZ, Jordan Busse of Bright, IN and Alan Busse of Dillsboro, IN; and by 2 nephews and 2 nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Robert Whitaker and by a brother Walter Weiss.Funeral services will be 1 PM, Wednesday, May 11th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Rev. Gregory Waggoner officiating. Friends are invited to call Wednesday 11-1 at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun United Methodist Church or Dillsboro Emergency Unit. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img

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