Evangeline Loraine Angel Whitley (previously known as Angie Hebbeler), 86, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at home with her loving family, following prolonged complications after multiple bouts of cancer. |
Born in 1926, in Cairo, Ky., and a Henderson High School graduate, she was a student nurse in the Army Nursing Corps where she was a 1st lieutenant at the close of World War II. She held a bachelors of nursing from University of Evansville, masters of public health administration from University of Michigan, and a doctorate in higher health education from Florida State University. She worked 15 years as a registered nurse at Deaconess Hospital and school nurse in Evansville, Ind.; in 1962, became Vanderburgh County's Tuberculosis Control Officer; in 1969, transitioned to Ohio Valley Regional Medical Program in Lexington, Ky., where she rose to chief executive and University of Kentucky staff member; in 1974, served on Kentucky Board of Higher Education in Frankfort, Ky.; in 1982, selected to serve on the Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta; and in 1988, retired in Gainesville, Ga.
She was a dedicated member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church (UMC), taught adult Sunday school, was active in United Methodist Women, and volunteered at many community service organizations. She enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling the world and spending time with her family.
Surviving are her husband of 27 years, Eugene Whitley of Gainesville, Ga.; daughters, Annette Hebbeler of Lexington, Ky., Elisabeth (Chuck) Leasure of Gainesville, Ga., Marsha Hebbeler of Havana, Fla., Joe (Cathy) Whitley of Albany, Ky., and Doug (Laurie) Whitley of Columbus, OH; mother-in-law, Geneva Whitley of Middletown, OH; daughter-in-law, Sally Hebbeler of Roanoke, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Joann Grimes of Middletown, OH, and Betty June Angel of Evansville, Ind.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, whom she adored.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Lorena (Inkenbrandt) Angel; eight brothers and sisters (Edgar, Florence, Noble, Manson, Isabelle, Samuel Jr., Violet, and Clyde); son, Stanton Hebbeler; father-in-law, Paul Whitley; brother-in-law, Robert Grimes; and nieces, Marian Angel Elstner and Leann Davidge.
Pastor Calvin Haney will officiate her memorial service on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, 5 p.m. at St Paul UMC, 404 Washington St., Gainesville?, GA 30501. Memorials may be made to St Paul's UMC and/or The Salvation Army. To sign the online guest book, go to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Sept. 6, 2013