Jeanette Marie Whitehair
It is with deep sadness that after a long battle with brain cancer, Jeanette Marie Whitehair, 58, passed away from complications on March 27th, 2016, surrounded by family in Irvine, California.
Jeanette was born in Abilene Kansas on August 22nd, 1957 to Clinton and Edna E. Whitehair. She graduated from Abilene High School and The University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism. She moved to California where she eventually settled in Lone Pine, CA. Jeanette worked and retired as an Inyo County Probation Officer where she served with honor and distinction, working with youth and families. She was a member of Santa Rosa Catholic Church and St. Rose Society and enjoyed a variety of activities including hiking, running, gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Jeanette is survived by her sisters, Mary Jane Whitehair, Derby, KS; Donna (John) Berger, Abilene KS; JoAnn (Brian) Sheehy, Sturgeon Bay, WI; Susie (Chris) Zeller, Windom, KS; Karen Whitehair, Irvine, CA; Peggy Whitehair, Lone Pine, CA. Her brothers Steve (Peggy), Calumet City, IL; Greg (Jolene), Hays, KS; Phil (Ellen), Abilene, KS; Mark (Kelly), Wamego, KS; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, two brothers, Dennis & Fred and her beloved canine, Freddy.
Jeanette will be honored in two masses:
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 15th at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Abilene, KS with Father Henry Baxa officiating. Rosary service will be held at 8:30 a.m. the day of service followed by visitation for family and friends until the time of service. Lunch will be provided after the service.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, Lone Pine, CA with Celebration of Life immediately following at Boulder Creek RV Resort. Per Jeanette’s wishes, her ashes will be spread at a later date in the Sierra Mountains.
Memorials may be made to Home Health and Hospice of Abilene/Dickinson County or St. Rose Society in Lone Pine, CA, or a charity of your choice in remembrance of Jeanette.