Marcus Glenn Whiles of Stanford passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford. He was 85. Born Sept. 23, 1928 in Elmwood Place, Ohio, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Edith Hines Whiles. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and he was a retired school teacher and principal, having taught from 1947-1992 in Kentucky and Ohio. Mr. Whiles also attended various language schools where he learned to speak Russian. He was a member of New Beginnings Methodist Church in Stanford. He loved to travel having visited 35 different countries, and he loved spending time with friends, talking and drinking coffee at Dairy Queen in Stanford. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Martha Wesley Whiles of Stanford; two daughters, Tamara Whiles Wilson (and Greg) of Lawrenceburg and Tracey Whiles of Stanford; and a granddaughter, Hannah Wilson of Columbia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Parker Whiles. Funeral service was held Feb. 22 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Herndon officiating. Burial was at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford. Memorials in lieu of flowers can be given to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson Foundation (P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Tel: 1-800-708-7644) and/or New Beginnings United Methodist Church (310 W. Main St. Stanford, KY 40484).
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Published in The Casey County News on Feb. 26, 2014
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