Alberta M. (Boatman) Whitaker

Born: Wed., Apr. 4, 1923
Died: Tue., Aug. 30, 2016


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 06, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Tue., Sep. 06, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Alberta M. Whitaker, age 93, of Fremont, OH formerly of Robinson, IL, died Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 5:30 PM at the Elmwood Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing, Fremont, OH, following many months of failing health.

Born April 4, 1923 in Bridgeport, IL, she was the daughter of Roy Ray and Vada Ethel (Gerber) Boatman.  On December 27, 1941 she married Henry Page Whitaker, and he preceded her in death October 29, 2000.

Alberta was an Administrative Assistant in the University of Illinois Home Extension Office for Crawford County, IL; she worked as a secretary at Endsley’s Produce, Robinson, IL; was an instructor for Lincoln Trail College in the Ceramics Department and Owned and taught Ceramics in her own Ceramic Shop in Robinson, IL.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Robinson, IL, for over 60 years; a Camp Fire Leader and a member of the Welkum Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church, Robinson, IL.

Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Gerald L. and Elizabeth Whitaker, New Brockton, AL; Daniel Roy Whitaker, San Antonio, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Herbert Adams, Gibsonburg, OH; former daughter-in-law, Teresa “Terry” Whitaker, Lewisville, TX; six grandchildren, Jason Adams, Laura Lindsay, Hope Whitaker-Wilson, Christine Gold, Michelle Cook and Melissa Soileau; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Virgil Boatman, Bridgeport, IL; sister-in-law, Louise Boatman, Bridgeport, IL along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Henry Page Whitaker in 2000; sister, Viola Newman and sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Virgil Scherer; brothers, Russell Boatman, Ralph Boatman and brother and sister-in-law, Ray Clark and Darlene Boatman.

Funeral service will be Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Trey Reed and Rev. Clinton Batchellor officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday September 6, 2016 from 10:00 AM until time of services at 12:00 Noon at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will be in the Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, rural Olney, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta M. Whitaker Fund, First Baptist Church, 301 South Jefferson Street, Robinson, IL or ProMedica Hospice, 430 S Main St, Clyde, OH 43410 with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Ron and Cathy Blaha
   Posted Thu September 01, 2016
Our sympathies to the family. Alberta was a wonderful lady and will be missed very much by all who knew her. But she is with her Henry now so I'm sure she is very happy. God bless her and her family.

Marjorie Gary
   Posted Sat September 03, 2016
Judy--I am sorry for your loss. I'm glad you were able to be with your mother in the end. Prayers for you.

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