Donald W. Whiton (1927 - 2014)

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Donald W. Whiton

Des Moines

Donald Whiton, 86, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the Douglas Ave. Presbyterian Church in Des Moines. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry, Iowa.

Don was born in Perry, Iowa, to Russell and Winifred (Sayles) Whiton on the family farm. He worked as an independent insurance agent for over thirty years and retired from Farmers Insurance Group. Don enjoyed fishing, playing pool at the senior center, and more fishing. In his younger years, he was an avid outdoorsman.

Donald is survived by his wife, Jovonna, his daughters, Denise Fetters of Des Moines, Annie McCormick of Clive and Darcy (Mike) Olson of Des Moines; his step sons, Kelly (Tricia) Claybrook and Kris Claybrook, both of Des Moines; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, his brother, Gale (Bev) Whiton of Perry and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Roland Whiton, Sylvia Riley, Lloyd Whiton, Virginia Rinker and Thurlow Whiton.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Iles-Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a memorial to be directed later. Online condolences will be welcomed at


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Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567
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Published in Des Moines Register from Apr. 11 to Apr. 13, 2014
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