She was born Feb. 10, 1934, in Terre Haute, and was the daughter of the late John F. and Helen E. (Quist) Whalen.
She was a member of the Mount Hebron Christian Church. She was a 1952 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School, Terre Haute, and was an accountant throughout her career, retiring in 1996.
She is survived by her beloved companion Glen Horn, Cloverdale, loving mother of John L. Wise and wife Renee, Poland, and Tish Wise Hemsel and husband Paul, Cloverdale, sister of John Whalen and wife Eileen, Terre Haute, Elizabeth Christopher and husband Glen, Brazil, and Jacquelyn Hickman, Charleston, Ind., proud grandmother of Rob Wise, Autumn Escott Shake, Mistie Miller, Nikkie Medley, Mitch Warner, Amber Wise Presslor and Jacob Wise, and 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at 2 p.m., at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale, with Pastor Jonathan Shrader and Rev. Ron Gellenbeck officiating.
Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, from noon until service time at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Robert Whalen.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.