Patsy Ruth Hankins Whitwell, 87, of Bartlesville, died February 7, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.
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Services will be held at 2 P.M. on Monday, February 11, 2013 in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Dr. Joe Dan Fowler and Rev. Tom Cox. Viewing will be available at the Stumpff Funeral Home until 9 P.M. on Sunday.
A memorial has been established to Rivercross Hospice, 3723 S.E. Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74006.
Patsy Ruth was born December 19, 1925 at the Washington County Memorial Hospital, Bartlesville, OK to Laura Hopkins Hankins Hedrick and Clyde Hankins. She attended grade school in Bartlesville and then moved with her family to Buffalo, OK where she graduated from High School. Patsy then moved back to Bartlesville where she graduated from Bartlesville Business School. She was employed by Phillips Petroleum Co., Dr. Camp Huntington, Dr. Ralph McLaury, and Dr. John Smithson Jr., and retired when Dr. Smithson closed his office. Patsy was married to Cecil Wilford Whitwell on November 18, 1947, at the First Baptist Church, Bartlesville, OK., where she served as a member until her passing. She had also been active in Sweet Adelines and Washington County Medical Assistants.
Patsy is survived by two daughters, Jean Melyn Bellatti and husband Edd Bellatti and Robin Lee Mohaupt both of Bartlesville, Four grandchildren Jan Caldwell Crenshaw and spouse Dustin Crenshaw of Edmond, Ok., Jamie Caldwell of Bartlesville, Scott Mohaupt and wife Kim of Jenks, OK, and Allison Mohaupt Kerbo and husband Caleb Kerbo of Bixby, OK, Eight great grandchildren, Chase, Cooper, Cassidy, Chloe and Cayla Crenshaw, Sam Mohaupt, and Kinley and Emery Kerbo, an aunt, Jane Ball of Missouri City, Texas, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse Cecil Whitwell of 49 years, sister, Sharon Hankins Spears and great granddaughter, Charlie Melyn Crenshaw.
Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 10 to Mar. 10, 2013
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