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Bonnie Lee (Washburn) Whittington


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Bonnie Lee (Washburn) Whittington Obituary
Whittington Bonnie Lee (Washburn) Whittington, 89, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away May 6, 2017. Born February 20, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Harry C. and Dorothy L. (Heafey) Washburn. Bonnie graduated Valedictorian - High Honors from Grove City High School and from The Ohio State University with honors, B.S. Education, certified to teach music, high school, elementary, music major with a history minor. Post graduate studies at Wittenberg University, Ohio University and Southern Illinois University. A member of the Ohio State Symphonic Choir, OSU Mixed Chorus, Call accompanist OSU Men's and Women's Glee Clubs. Delta Omicron - Honorary Sorority for music students. She was a music teacher, Alton, IL, piano teacher and assistant at University High School and Indianola Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio. Classroom teacher (1st grade) Springfield City Schools, Snowhill. Staff organist and music director and church positions. She continued as a piano teacher during her retirement, was an Eastern Star for 65 years and attended Northridge United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, John P. Whittington, November 21,2000. Survived by brother, Donald D. (Peach) Washburn; two sons, John A. (Beth Everage) Whittington and James C. (Becky) Whittington; and four grandchildren, LTCD Leanne R. (Phil) Riley, USN, John Bradley Whittington, Andrea (Aaron) Merritt, Allison (Russell Garrod) Whittington; and two great grandchildren, Conor McLaughlin and John P. Riley. Services are being handling by SNOW FUNERAL HOME, Ferncliff Cemetery Chapel, 501 W. McCreight Ave., Springfield, Ohio 45504, Thursday, May 11, 2017, visitation 11 a.m.-12 noon, followed by service. Private family committal at gravesite.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 10, 2017
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