Obituary for Margaret (Stanley) Whitaker

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Margaret (Stanley) Whitaker

November 5, 1934 - August 23, 2015

Margaret (Stanley) Whitaker, age 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, August 23, 2015 at the Franklin United Methodist Community. She was a resident of Morgantown.

Margaret was born in Des Moines, IA on November 5, 1934, to her parents, the late Adrian and Sarah Marie (Peery) Stanley. She was a 1952 graduate of Honey Creek High School and went on to earn her nursing degree from Union Hospital School of Nursing and Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Margaret married Rawlins I. Whitaker on February 4, 1956 in Terre Haute. He lovingly survives after 59 devoted years of marriage.

She is also survived by her children: Susan (Chris) Parker and David Whitaker both of Morgantown; brother: Richard (Carol) Stanley of Connersville; brother in law: Les (Marilyn) Whitaker of Clermont, FL. Margaret will be remembered by her grandchildren: Daniel Parker of Minneapolis, MN Lara Parker of Los Angeles, CA, Rebecca Whitaker and Ethan Whitaker both of Morgantown.

Margaret retired in 1996 as the School Nurse for Indian Creek Schools in Trafalgar after 29 years of service. Prior to that, she worked as a surgical nurse at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin for 8 years. She was the church organist and a 58 year member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church where she also was a former Sunday School Teacher. Margaret was also a member of the Indiana Association of School Nurses and was a former board member of the Morgan County Red Cross.

Margaret enjoyed the outdoors by walking and cutting wood and mushroom hunting on their farm. She also enjoyed cross-stich, needlepoint and was known for her delicious baked goods.

The Rev. Jill Howard will conduct a Celebration of Life service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Morgantown United Methodist Church, 20 E. Washington Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Margaret to the Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or the Morgantown United Methodist Church, PO Box 226, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Whitaker family at . Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: November 5, 1934
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Condolences for Margaret Whitaker

Jenny Earlywine posted on 1/1/00

She was a very special lady. So kind, loving, and giving. I had the privilege of working with Margaret at ICMS. Jenny Earlywine


Janet & Gary Sichting posted on 1/1/00

We are so sorry! All of you are in our thoughts and Prayers.


Chris Breedlove posted on 1/1/00

Prayer with you all, she was such a nice lady and very caring.


Erica Bauer (Ratz) posted on 1/1/00

Such a sweet, positive lady. She was always so kind to us at school. My prayers are with you all. Erica (ICHS 1996)


Lance and Pat Deer posted on 1/1/00

Margaret was a very sweet and caring person and a wonderful friend. We worked together in surgery. She always brought such delicious things to our pitch-ins. She was with me when our son was born and I was with her when David was born. Lance and I both have so many good memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.