She was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Vigo County, the daughter of the late Fred and the late Eola (Strotman) Denham.
On Oct. 10, 1945, she was married to Reed Whitesell, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Harmony Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She was also preceded in death by sisters Virginia Kreig, Helen, Chowning, Mary Estes and Julia Allen.
She is survived by sons Stephen and wife Donna Whitesell, Howell, N.J., Kenneth and wife Brenda Whitesell, and G. Thomas and wife Sondra Whitesell, all of Brazil, sister Lucille Denny, Brazil, 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two special nieces Gloria Smith and husband Arch, Brazil, and Cheryl Backfish and husband Larry, Center Point, and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at noon Friday, Oct. 17, at Clearview Cemetery.
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