Judith "Judy" Lorene (Thorn) Whitener

September 27, 1939 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Judith "Judy" Whitener Obituary

Mrs. Judith (Judy) Lorene Whitener passed peacefully with family present and holding her hand on Thursday, February 1st, 2024, at the age of 84.

Mrs. Whitener was born on September 27, 1939, to Charles and Grace (Hunsaker) Thorn in Poplar Bluff. She married Warnie Yuell Whitener on September 14, 1957.

Judy was a member of Westwood Baptist Church. She had a heart of Gold, putting God and Family above herself. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who always had her arms open for a hug. She will be loved and remembered.

Judy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Karl and Debra Whitener of Poplar Bluff; Five grandchildren, Jamie Attwood, Christina Ehlinger, Jennifer Strickland (George), Michael Lowry and Matthew Lowry (Courtney); Seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Warnie Whitener; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Michael Lowry of Yukon, OK; siblings, Charles (Juanita) Thorn, Loudean (Lloyd) Osbourne, Paul Thorn, Mary (Oliver) Hudson and Jimmie Lee Thorn.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 07, 2024, from 6:00-7:00pm at Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral & Cremation Services. Graveside service will be held the following day, Thursday, February 08, 2024, at 2:00pm at the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery with Grandson, Reverend Matthew Lowry officiating.

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February 7, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services
1100 Iron Bridge Road
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Graveside Service
February 8, 2024

2:00 PM
Poplar Bluff City Cemetery


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