Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The SterlingDaily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
February 15, 1946 - Friday
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. Whiteer 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. Hazel Quilter.
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, rRchard Fuller, Princeton; M. P. Dewy, Mrs. Juanita Hey, Ohio.