Mrs. Louise M. Whaley, age 94, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, August 29th at Governor’s Bend Assisted Living in Erwin,Tn. She was surrounded by family and friends.
Mrs. Whaley was born October 9th, 1925, and lived most of her life in Washington County, TN. Mrs. Whaley retired from the Washington County school system after 20 years of serving in the cafeterias at Lamar and David Crockett High School. She was a long standing and faithful member of Bethel Church of Christ in Jonesborough, TN., where she served in multiple capacities. Louise Whaley loved spending time with her family and friends, cooking, gardening, sewing quilts, and serving others.
Mrs. Whaley was the daughter of the late Noah J. and Myrtle C. McInturff. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Dove Whaley, two daughters, Judith (Judy) Ann Fowler and Sandra (Sandy) Jean Roberts; a grandson Keith Fowler; an infant grandson; 3 brothers, Ed, Gene, and JD McInturff; and 1 sister, Eldridge Peterson.
She is survived by a son Bill Whaley (Teresa); daughter, Rita Perry (James); 8 grandchildren, Kim, Scott, Buddy, Stacey, Shaun, Andrea, Ashlee, and Natalie; 9 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family expresses their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful staff of Governor’s Bend who loved and cared for Mrs. Whaley. Daily they went above and beyond in caring for her. She was family to the staff, and the staff was like family to her. The family also expresses their appreciation to the wonderful care-givers and nurses at Amedisys.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1st at Bethel Church of Christ at 222 Tommy Campbell Road in Jonesborough, with funeral services following at 7 p.m., Minister Terry Lyons officiating. Interment will follow on Wednesday, September 2nd at 11am at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Whaley’s Grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bethel Church of Christ, 222 Tommy Campbell Road, Jonesborough, TN, 37659.
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman. I grew up at Bethel Church of Christ and knew her for many many years. I know she was loved and will be throughly missed.
Marcella & Ferrell Peterson
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the passing of Louise. She and Dove were such inspiration to me
Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a special lady, I had the pleasure of working with her in 1973 at Lamar school the first year the satelite food service began. She was a wonderful person to know and work with. Bill please let Kim and her family know I am praying for them also. You have my sympathy and prayers she will be missed by all who knew her.
Danny and Karen Burgess
We are so sorry to hear of the lose of your Mother. Moms are so special to us and to have yours for 94 years is truly a blessing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Everett and Susan Scott
Sorry for your loss. Our parents were such good friends and I know they are reunited in heaven Rejoicing with one another with Jesus by their side. Prayers of comfort and peace for the family. ❤️
Sabine Schnelle (Eagle) with Bob and Daniel
Dear family, your mom was my neighbor for many years out at Arrowood Rd. She and your dad were the example of a christian couple. Both were there for me at many times. Louis shared meals with us and brought over produce from the garden many times. They became friends with my parents during their visits. None spoke the other ones language but all got along so well. I want to let you know how much your mom meant to me.
Sending my deepest and most sincere condolences and just wanting the family to know they're in my prayers.