Marie D. Whittaker, 88, of Taylorville, IL died at 10:14 am, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville.

She was born June 20, 1924 in Phillips, WI, the daughter of Clyde and Lena Maderich Klaar.  On September 7, 1955 she married John W. Whittaker in Hernando, Mississippi and he preceded her in death on July 16, 2004.  Mrs. Whittaker was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.  She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and Illini Basketball fan.  She owned and operated a lawn care business for many years.

Surviving are her sons: William “Woody” Whittaker, and Brad Whittaker and wife Pam all of Taylorville, and Brent Whittaker of Chicago.  Grandchildren: Heather Whittaker, Samantha Whittaker, David Whittaker, and Travis Whittaker.  Brother: Phil Klaar of Phillips, WI.  There are several Nieces and Nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Son, Robert John Whittaker, Brother: Frank Klaar, and Sister: Mabel Beechum.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, May 28 at McClure Funeral Home with Fr. Mariadas Chatla officiating.  Graveside services will take place at 2:00 pm Tuesday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, IL.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until time of service in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to V.F.W. Post 4496, 500 West Street, Taylorville, IL  62568.

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