Kathryn Whitehead

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

WASHINGTON – Kathryn M. (Shipley) Whitehead, 58, died at 1:41 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Born May 25, 1949, in Carlinville to Harold and Kathleen Shipley, she married Gary J. Whitehead Dec. 11, 1970, in Palmyra. He survives.

Also surviving are her parents, Harold A. (Kathleen J.) Shipley of Carlinville; two sons, Joe and Jim Whitehead, and one daughter, Angie (John) Kern, all of Washington; one step-grandson; and two brothers, David H. Shipley of Houston; and Aaron J. Shipley of Carlinville.

She was a telephone operator and police dispatcher for Bradley University in Peoria, where she worked for 14 years.   

She taught voice lessons for many years and was a member of Washington Christian Church, where she sang in the choir.

Services were April 23 at Washington Christian Church. Pastor Jeff Browning  officiated. Visitation was at Deiters Funeral Home in Washington.

Burial was in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton.

Memorials may be made to her family to help with medical expenses.

To send condolences online, visit www.deitersfuneralhome. com.