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Rosemary (Utterback) Whitaker, 84, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis. She was a longtime resident of Bargersville.
She was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Franklin, the daughter of Ernest and Rosa (Haymaker) Utterback. She married her loving husband of 63 years, Delford B. Whitaker, on April 29, 1949. He preceded her in passing on Sept. 2, 2012.
Survivors include a son, Randy and wife Carol Whitaker of Bargersville; two daughters, Debbie and husband Bob Norman of Franklin and Regina and husband Rich Hine of Greenwood; grandchildren, Kevin (Cindy) Whitaker, Kelly (Andy) Shaul, J.J. Hinton, Josh Arkins, Angie (Matt) Ray and Nathan Arkins; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Mitchell of South Carolina.
She was preceded in passing by her parents; her husband, Delford; and a grandson, Jeremy Gerton.
Rosemary was a 1947 graduate of Center Grove High School. She attended art school in Indianapolis. She was employed by Center Grove High School for several years as a library assistant.
She attended Franklin First Assembly of God.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Delford, throughout the United States. She enjoyed sewing and taking care of her flower gardens.
Rosemary was a former Sunday school teacher for many years and was a former member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was very devoted in reading her Bible every day and sharing God’s love with her family through writing.
The Rev. Phillip Curtis will conduct a service at 2 p.m. Monday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery near Franklin.
Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.com.
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