HARRY WHITVER - Funeral services for Harry
Whitver, 78, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ross Funeral Home in
Walnut, with the Rev. L. E. Weinrich officiating. Committal will be in the
Walnut Cemetery. Mr. Whitver was taken ill Saturday and removed to the
Princeton Hospital Monday and passed away there Thursday morning.
He was born in Walnut, April 13, 1867, second youngest of the 15 children of
Mr. and Mrs. John Whitver, who came from the east to settle in Walnut in
1851. He lived in Walnut all his life, with the exception of a few years
spent in California and Iowa. He married Miss Carrie Caton in 1884. They
retired to Walnut in 1910. When his nephew, Harold Shifflet, a veteran of
both World wars, left for service in the second war, Mr. Whitver conducted
his plumbing shop.
Surviving are three sons, Clarence of Walnut, Armour of Burlington, Ia., and
Clifton of New York City; and three daughters, Mrs. Vera Kiser of Henry,
Mrs. Roy Atherton of Walnut and Mrs. John Baketel of Netheun, Mass.; one
sister, Mrs. Harry Fuller of Princeton and one brother, Thomas Whitver,
Faribault, Minn., 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Alma McDonald and Mrs.
February 19 - Funeral Rites
Funeral services for Harry Whitver were held Sunday afternoon at the Ross
Funeral Home in Walnut, Rev. L. E. Weinrieich, pastor of the Methodist
Church officiating. Casket attendants were L. H. Glaze, E. C. Wilson, Floyd
Peach, Glenn Peach, Raymond Peach, Lafe Fordham. Burial was in the Walnut
Cemetery. Among relatives from away attending the services were Mr. and Mrs.
Armour Whitver, Burlington, Iowa; Mrs. Vera Kiser, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ingels
and son, Henry, Harry Whitver, Iowa City, Ia.; Cpl. and Mrs. Richard Whitver,
Madison Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Thompson, Byron; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley
Whitver, Mrs. Belle Miller, Mr. and Mrs Bert Whitver, Rock Falls; Mrs.
Laurence Dillenbeck, Sterling; Mrs. Ernest Roe, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey
Horton, Edgar Fuller, Richard Fuller, Princeton; M. P. Dewy, Mrs. Juanita
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls,
Illinois, Feb. 15, 1946,
submitted by Melva L. Taylor)