August 23, 2018 at 1:30pm

Obituary of MIRIAM K WHITACREMemorial for Miriam Kent Whitacre ’46

Born April 4, 1924, Mrs. Miriam (Kay) Whitacre (most recently of Lombard, IL) died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Colorado Springs, CO, with the help of Hospice, on January 27, 2017. Mrs. Whitacre’s husband of 72 years, Robert (Bob) Whitacre, died May 31, 2016. Besides her daughter, Linda Whitacre, she is survived by her son, John Whitacre of Glendale Hts, IL. She is also survived by two nephews and one niece. Mrs. Whitacre was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lombard and several organizations including the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1952 -- most recent the Downers Grove Chapter, the National Society of New England Women -- Chicago Colony, and Eastern Star -- Nova Star Chapter #187. As her husband remarked before his death, she was a great partner to him and a dedicated and loving mother to their children. She will be remembered for her artistic ability, especially with ceramics and painting. As Mrs. Whitacre is being flown back for services, date and times are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made at the donor’s choice.

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