Barbara Ann Whitney

Bryant – Barbara Ann Whitney, 83, of Bryant, flew to heaven at 12:39 PM on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Graham Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on October 13, 1934 in Peoria, IL to Wayne and Zelma (Logsdon) Slater. She married Richard Whitney on August 5, 1950 in Canton, IL. He preceded her in death on August 27, 2001.

Barbara was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Thomas Whitney; two grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers; and one son-in-law, Carl.

Surviving are four children, Sherrie (Steve) Nebergall of St. David, Rick (Janet) Whitney, Penny (Bob) Wight of Bryant, and Tina (James) Whitney-Parrish of Canton; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne (Diane) Slater of Canton; and four sisters, Selma (Stan) Formhals of Lewistown, Karen Murphy of Canton, Nancy (Larry) Sprague of Canton, and Coco Stokes of Canton.

Barbara was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She also was a foster grandmother for over 20 years for Headstart. Barbara graduated as an LPN from Spoon River College. She was a member at St. David Church of the Nazarene and also a member of the genealogy society and royal neighbors. Barbara enjoyed her family, crocheting, flowers, her church, helping kids, and entering items at the Fulton County Fairs.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Rev. Burton Clarke will officiate. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, IL. A visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to St. David Church of the Nazarene. To make online condolences you may go to

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2 Responses to Barbara Ann Whitney

  1. Barbara was an amazing women. She served her Lord and savior everyday of her life from the day she accepted her Lord as savior. She was a good student in LPN school at Spoon River College. I was one of her instructors. She cared for her patients as as if they were family members. Barbara kept in contact with our family as if we were family members. She supported our son John and his family while they were on the missionaries in Africa. Barbara was like a sister to me and my family. Barabara loved her children in head start. She was always making something for each of her students to enjoy and take home. Even thou her health has been an issue she always had a great adittude, concern for other, and loved each member of her family. May God use her greatly in heaven to serve him. We miss her greatly but she is with her Lord and savior.

  2. Phyllis Hinderliter says:

    Our condolences to the family in the passing of Barbara. So many lives were touched by her love.

    Rick and Phyllis (Bordwine) Hinderliter

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