Madonna Faye Whipple, age 69 of rural Wolcottville, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Whipple was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky on May 30, 1951 to Tommy W. Taylor and Mattie (Thomas) Taylor. She graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1967. She was employed with Hayes-Albion in Tiffin, Ohio from 1978-1985. She was the Activities Director at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Kendallville and Housekeeping Supervisor at the Kendallville Days Inn/Best Western where she was honored to receive the national “Housekeeper of the Year” award in 1992. She married Donald Alan Whipple on February 25, 2000 and he preceded her in death on October 16, 2019.
Stepson, Chad and Traci Whipple of Kendallville.
Stepson, Jeremy and Lisa Whipple of Fostoria, Ohio.
Stepson, Ryan Whipple of Fostoria, Ohio.
Stepson, Travis Whipple of Irving, Texas.
Six grandchildren: Haley Neff and her fiancé, Kyle Mast of Kendallville; Abby Whipple of Fort Wayne; Carson Whipple, Sam Whipple and Kendall Whipple all of Fostoria, Ohio; and Kayla Williams of Fort Wayne.
Two great grandchildren: Renlee Williams and Rowan Williams.
Sister, JoElla and Darrell Lee Sturgill of Carey, Ohio.
Brother, Robert and Nancy Taylor of Wampum, Pennsylvania.
Son-in-law, Joseph Warwick of Kendallville.
Sister-in-law, Mary Taylor of Auburn, Indiana and brother-in-law, Delbert Tyree of Tiffin, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don in 2019; daughter, Melissa Warwick in 2012; grandson, Scooter Neff in 2003; brothers, Charles “Eddie” Taylor and David Taylor; sister, Sharon Tyree; and sister-in-law, Janet Wise.
Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Darr officiating.
Burial will take place at Lake View Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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