Beulah Dorothy Fesser Whitten, 97, of Hillsboro, IL, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:06 a.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro. She was born January 16, 1916 in rural Fillmore, IL. The Daughter of F. Ray and Pearl (Wright) Fesser. She married Floyd H. Whitten on October 12, 1940 in Rolla, MO and he later preceded her in death on March 22, 1998. She was a retired homemaker. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Fillmore Historical Society, Fillmore Homemakers, Fillmore Community School PTA, Fillmore Eastern Star, Fillmore Needle Work Club, Fillmore Cub Scout Den Mother, volunteer with American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and Salvation Army. She was also an avid rose gardener, a dedicated St. Louis Cardinals fan, and closely followed the Fighting Illini basketball team.

She is survived by her F. Dale Whitten, wife Linda of St. Louis, MO; Brother-In-Law: Donald Smith of San Marcos, TX; Sister-In-Law: Velma Rose Fesser of Hillsboro, IL; Nieces & Nephews: Rosalie Fesser of Ft. Collins, CO; Rosanne Heck, husband Ed of Nokomis, IL; Rhonda Joyce, husband Dale of Witt, IL; Debbie Kenas, husband Rod of Dickinson, TX; Melanie Molina, husband Chris of Tyler, TX; Elva Logan, husband Jack of Granite City, IL; Patricia Jones, husband Frankie of Vandalia, IL; Linda Sanders of Vandalia, IL; Doris Harrison of Ramsey, IL; Carl Fesser, wife Jayne of Fillmore, IL; Steven Smith, wife Nancy of Lubbock, TX; Great & Great-Great Nieces, Nephews and other Family and Friends. She was Preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Brother: Frederick August Wright Fesser.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Fillmore, IL with Rev. Mary Etta Skinner, Chaplain Ro Fesser, DM officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Fillmore, IL. Visitation will be held Monday, September 23, 2013 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Fillmore, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church 116 N. Main St. Fillmore, IL 62032 or the Fillmore Historical Society P.O. Box 71 Fillmore, IL 62032, or Glendale Cemetery C/O Gary Harris 2212 Kim Dr. Vandalia, IL 62471

Arrangements by Allen & Sutton Home in Fillmore.

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