Obituary for Garnett Rose Whitaker-Hollon


Garnett Rose Whitaker-Hollon

Garnett Rose Whitaker-Hollon, 63 of Claypool, Indiana passed away at 1:40 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

On July 22, 1951, she was born in Lancer, Kentucky to Henry and Ival (Akers) Whitaker. She was united in marriage to James Hollon on January 12, 2010 in Claypool, Indiana who survives.

Rose moved to Pierceton from Lancer, Kentucky in 1962. She worked for Explorer Van, Warsaw for twenty three years as a fiberglass mold maker. She then worked for Carson’s Department Store, Warsaw until retiring in 2013.

She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Pierceton and Moose Lodge. She lived for Sundays, going to movies and shopping with her friends.

Rose is survived by her husband, James Hollon, Claypool; four sons, Charlie Shepherd, Atwood, Shawn Shepherd, Warsaw, Chad Shepherd, Indianapolis and Rodney Shepherd, Claypool; two brothers, Bert Whitaker and friend Dorothy Murray, Waterloo and Michael Whitaker, Warsaw; two sisters, Claudia Barton, Pierceton and Arlene (and spouse Jim) Barton, Dowagiac, Michigan and eleven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Linda Adams.

A funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Monday, May 4, 2015 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral chapel, Pierceton with Pastor Carl Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.

Visitation hours will be from 2:00 – 6:00 pm Sunday, May 3, 2015 in the Pierceton Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, Illinois 62711.



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