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Rose Eileen Whalen

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Rose Eileen Whalen Obituary
Whalen Rose Eileen (Callahan) Whalen of Columbus. Born March 24, 1921, retired undefeated on February 22, 2013 from a remarkable nine-decade career as a devoted daughter, outstanding student, proud WW II veteran, loving wife, tireless and ever-supportive mother of nine, dedicated public servant and private volunteer, steadfast friend, and unwavering adherent of her Catholic faith and Democratic political convictions. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Daniel E. Whalen, who died in 1995, parents Steven V. and Nelle (Dugan) Callahan, sister Kathleen Callahan McPartland, grandson Kieran (Kacy) Whalen, and sons-in-law Cornell Wiley and Lou Danford. Remaining to treasure her memory are her children, Colleen Terwilliger, Dennis (Suzie) Whalen, Maureen Whalen, Kate Whalen, Shelley Whalen and Bridget Danford, all of Columbus; Sharon Whalen and Patricia Whalen of Sarasota FL, and Karen Whalen (Steve Vinke) of New Carlisle. Also surviving are grandson, John Whalen of Columbus; and granddaughter, Sarah Lyons (D'Arcy Vout) of Ottawa Ontario, Canada. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Matthias Church, 1582 Ferris Road. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 6440 S. High Street. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.Online condolences may be made to www.schoedinger.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 24, 2013
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