Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, April 10, 2003
OBITUARY - CRYSTAL WHITTINGTON
Crystal WHITTINGTON, 81, of Mount Ayr died April 1, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the United Church of Diagonal. THe Rev. Karen GARRISON will officiate
the service. Burial will be in the Diagonal Cemetery. There is open visitation after 10:00 a.m. Friday with the family
receiving friends 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home in Diagonal. Memorials may be directed to the
United Church of Diagonal.
Mrs. WHITTINGTON daughter of Hazel (ANDERSON) and Clarence MORRISON was born Dec. 10, 1921, south of Tingley. She
graduated from Tingley High School in 1940 and Iowa School of Beauty in 1945. On Sept. 2, 1941 she married Wilmer PATE.
On Dec 10, 1950 she married Howard WHITTINGTON and he died Sept. 11, 2000. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Mount
Ayr from 1946 to 1957, Diagonal from 1957 to 1965 and her home until the late 1990's.
She grew up near Tingley and lived most of her adult life near Diagonal. She was a member of the United Church of
Diagonal, American Legion Auxiliary, Rebecca Lodge, Pricilla Club, Friendship Club and Gravel Go-Getters.
Survivors include three children, Cathy (husband Dennis) LARSON of Farnhamville, David (wife Kathi) WHITTINGTON of
Augusta, Ga., and John (wife Cheryl) WHITTINGTON of Diagonal, a brother Rex (wife Gladys) MORRISON of Winterset; three
sisters Phyllis SMITH of Vernal, Utah, Nina (husband Jim) EASON of Mount Ayr, and Ardis LANZILOTTA of Clarinda; five
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her second husband she was preceded in death by her parents and two grandsons.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2009
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