Joanne C. Whitson, age 76, of Holbrook, Nebraska, died Wednesday, October 15, 2008
at the CambridgeHospital,
in Cambridge, Nebraska. She was born May 31, 1932 at Champaign, Illinois
to Charles E. & Jessie M. (Crawford) Amerman.
She grew up at Monitor, Illinois and attended MonitorHigh School,
graduating with the Class of 1951. She attended PurdueUniversity at West Lafayette, Indiana.
She married Dorville Whitson Sr. on March 3, 1952 at Lawrenceville,
Illinois. They moved to Lafayette, Indiana
were Dale would work for Alcoa Co. for a few years. He would then enter the
U.S. Air Force and serve for the next 21 years and then the civil service for
the next 10 years at various places in the United
States and Europe. After
Dorville retired, they lived in Lawton, Oklahoma, Omaha, Nebraska, and then Holbrook,
Nebraska. Her husband Dorville
passed away on January 29,
2005. She was a member of the FirstBaptistChurch,
in Holbrook, Nebraska. She did mission work for the
American Baptist Women, & former member of the Eastern Star from 1976 until
1991 in California.
Preceded in death by her parents,
husband, son Dennis Whitson, & sister Barbara Anders.
Survivors include Sons: Joseph &
wife Vickie Whitson of Vacaville,
Dale & wife Loida
Whitson of Holbrook, Nebraska
& wife Connie Whitson, of Martinez,
Whitson of Salem, Illinois
Daughter:Sheryl & husband Kevin Gramman of Omaha, Nebraska
Brothers:Carrol & wife Marilyn Amerman of Columbus, Ohio
Viewing and visitation will be
Thursday, October 16, from 9 AM till
8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe,
prior to the services at the church.
Funeral services will be Friday,
October 17, at 11 AM at the First
Baptist Church of Holbrook, Nebraska with Pastor Dale Whitson, officiating.
Graveside services will be Saturday,
Oct. 18, at
with Pastor Richard Prettyman, officiating. Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska
is in charge of arrangements.