The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 22, 2014

Stanley J. Whitman

PIERCE CITY, Mo. — Stanley J. Whitman, age 84, of Pierce City, Mo., died on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Cox-Monett Hospital in Monett, Mo.

Mr. Whitman was born in Doylestown, Ohio, on Friday, April 26, 1929. He was the son of Leo and Laura (Bidinger) Whitman.

Mr. Whitman married Pauline O'Hara on Saturday, Nov. 26, 1955, at St. Agnes Catholic Church. He was a salesman for Moorman Mfg. Co for over 25 years. Mr. Whitman served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

Surviving are the following, his wife, Pauline, of the home; six children, Ann (Darrel) Harris, of Wheatland, Wyo., Larry (Debbie) Whitman, of Willard, Mo., Tricia Bachert, of Webb City Mo., Donna (Ed) Zumwinkel, of Ballwin, Mo., Jim (Jill) Whitman, of Jenkins, Mo., Joan Johnson, of Grove, Okla.; six sisters, Agnes Connett and Monica Reynolds, of Phoenix, Ariz., Barbara Sage, of Littleton, Colo., Shirley LeClaire, of Mesa, Ariz., Jean Fox, of Prescott, Ariz. and Edna Cameron, of Overland Park, Kan.; three brothers, Dennis Whitman, of Afton, Okla., Vic Whitman, of Mena, Ark. and Earl Whitman, of Springfield, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Whitman was preceded in death by a brother, Joe.

The family will receive friends at St Mary's Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday April 23, with Prayer Service at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City, Mo., on Thursday, April 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Father Peter J. Morciniec officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Pierce City, Mo., with Military Rites.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church or St. Mary's Catholic School.

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