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Edna Whitehair

Edna M Whitehair (Clapp)

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Edna Marie Whitehair, 94, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. She was born October 23, 1924 to Ottis and Rachel Kennard Clapp in Burlington, Kansas. She was married to Wayne Whitehair on November 22, 1948 at St. Andrew’s Church in Abilene, Kansas. They lived on a farm east of Abilene.
Edna graduated from Burlington High School and moved to Abilene where she worked as a bookkeeper for Fisk Implement Company. She was employed by Alco Inc. for 25 years at the time of her retirement. She was also a member of St. Andrew’s Church and the Ladies Altar Society, Indian Hills Ladies Golf Club in Chapman, and a volunteer at Memorial Hospital. She also enjoyed playing bridge with several different groups.
Edna is survived by children: Tom Whitehair (Janet) of Abilene, Lynne Murphy (Kevin) of Hope, Dan Whitehair (DeLynne) of Abilene, Leah Hern (Randy) of Abilene, and Lennis Hasenbank (Randy) of North Liberty, Iowa; son-in-law Larry Karl of Abilene. Grandchildren: Kristin Whitehair (Levi Bowles), Megan McDugald (Jim), Kyle Murphy (Kirsten Zenner), Dane Murphy, Jenna Bentrop (Brian), Evan Karl (Nicole), Rachelle Sims (Kyle), Nick Whitehair, Sarah Sulanka (Eric), Tony Whitehair (Christy), Kendra Jenkins (Charlie Spann), and Kayla Kinser (Kyle), 16 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Mae Whitehair of Abilene and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne on October 9, 1984; daughter Lou Ann Karl on July 23, 2016; sister, Flossie; and brother, Orville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Monday, May 13, 2019 at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Abilene. Her final resting place will be in the Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery near Abilene. A Parish Rosary will be 6:00 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery Fund, Hospice of Dickinson County, or to the Memorial Health System Volunteers and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home 414 NW 3rd, Abilene, Kansas 67410.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 12th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Sunday, May 12th, 2019 6:00pm
    Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
    414 N 3rd
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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    A Parish Rosary will be 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May12, 2019 at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home.
  • Service

    Monday, May 13th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, May 13th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Andrew's Catholic Church
    311 S. Buckeye
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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    Father Don Zimmerman
  • Interment

    Mt. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
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Iowa Track and Field

Posted at 07:54pm
With deepest sympathy, from iowa Track and Field
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The Cressler's, Pray's, Green's, & Williams's

Posted at 10:42am
She will be remembered as a friendly beautiful lady. We are all so glad we got to meet her. Our prayers are with you all. With Caring Thoughts,
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Posted at 08:51am
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Dianne Wood Pyke

Posted at 10:42am
Living just down the road from you and your family, our generation of "kids" kind of grew up together. Edna was always so pleasant and I remember that she had the biggest and brightest smile. She obviously enjoyed people. My condolences to the family and friends who will miss her so much.

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