Whetro, Virginia

Written by David Green.

Virginia Catherine Whetro, 94, of Alvordton, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Hillside Country Living in Bryan, Ohio.

She was born Oct. 7, 1912, in Fayette, Ohio, to Vern and Ethel (Fortney) Gleason. She married Carl H. Whetro Oct. 1, 1934, and he preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1985,

Virginia was a homemaker who lived most of her life in the Fayette area. She was a graduate of Fayette High School and a member of Alvordton United Methodist Church.

Surviving Virginia is a daughter-in-law, Joanne Whetro, of Alvordton; nine granddaughters, Patsy (and Don) Cole of West Unity, Ohio, Bobbi (and Jeff) Bowers of Edgerton, Ohio, Dawn Henderson and Terry Waterston of Montpelier, Ohio, Shelley Hatfield and Sam Stiles of Fayette, Gwyn (and Dave) Livensparger of West Unity, Wendy (and Dave) Smith of Texas, Kate (and Andy) Rickenberg of Bryan, Valerie (and Tom) Engel of West Unity,  and Carrie Whetro and Ray Moats of Defiance; four grandsons, Brian (and Lois) Whetro of West Unity, Brad (and Betty) Whetro of Fayette, Rick (and Krista) Whetro of Bryan, and Brent (and Erin) Whetro of Edon; 46 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Patsy Whetro; a son, Bob Whetro; three sisters, Maxine Newcomb, Phyllis Naylor and Betty Whitburn; a brother; and a great-grandson, Jason Keck.

Funeral services are scheduled  at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Pastor Shirley Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer, Ohio.

Visitation is planned from 1 p.m. Monday until service time.

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