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Jo Etta Whiteaker (born Seeley)


Gender: Female

Date of Death: January 22, 1969

Death Place: Springfield, MO

Death Claims Lawyer’s Wife

Mrs. Whiteaker Taught at SMS

Mrs. Jo Etta Whiteaker, 37, of 2235 Fritts Lane, died at 7:30 a.m. today at Burge-Protestant Hospital after a six-month illness of cancer.

Mrs. Whiteaker was the wife of Springfield attorney Raymond E. Whiteaker and had taught in the home economics department at Southwest Missouri State College for more than 10 years.

She graduated from the Princeton, Mo. High School and in 1952 received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, and in 1958 received her master’s degree, also from the University.

Mrs. Whiteaker was a member of King’s Way Methodist Church and held membership in many national home economics organizations.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Sara Jo, age 3, and Betty Losi, 5 months old; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ovid Seeley, Princeton, Mo.

The family has requested that contribution be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Kingsway Methodist Church with the Rev. Gene Atkins officiating.  The services are under the direction of Jewell E. Windle and burial will be the Princeton Memorial Cemetery.

Published in the Springfield Leader and Press (Springfield, Missouri), Wednesday, January 22, 1969


Springfield – Mrs. Jo Etta Whiteaker, 37, died yesterday of cancer in a hospital here.  She was a home economics instructor at Southwest Missouri State college, Springfield.  She was born in Princeton, Mo., and lived in Springfield 15 years.  She received her master’s degree from the university of Missouri-Columbia.  She was a member of the Springfield United Methodist church.  Surviving are her husband, Raymond Whiteaker, two daughters, Sara Jo Whiteaker and Betty Lois Whiteaker, all of the home, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ovid Seeley, Princeton.  Services will be at 11 o’clock Friday at the church and at 2 o’clock Saturday at the Moss chapel, Princeton; burial in Princeton cemetery.

Published in The Kansas City Times, (Kansas City, Missouri), Thursday, January 23, 1969

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