Lillian Whitesell

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EATON — Lillian E. Whitesell, 96, of Eaton, died on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton.

Born on Sept. 29, 1917 in Union County, Indiana she was the daughter of the late John T. Sr. & Velva R. (Spradling) Lindsey. Lillian attended Sugar Valley United Methodist Church and was a charter member of #4 Farm Bureau Discussion Group.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Louis S. Whitesell in 2009; son-in-law: Robert L. Petro in 2002; grandson: Robert Junior Petro in 1983; brothers: John Thomas Lindsey Jr. in 1988; Willis Lindsey in 1926; sister: Lois Buck in 1979. She is survived by her daughter: Mary Petro and sons & daughters-in-law: Robert L. & Beulah Whitesell and Donald L. & Helen Whitesell all of Camden; sister: Caryl Thomas of Eaton; brothers: Eugene Lindsey of Arizona and Kenneth Lindsey of Eaton; 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Family was to receive friends 5-7 p.m. on Monday, March 24, at Barnes Funeral Home, 220 East Main Street, Eaton, with the funeral service at 10 a.m.,Tuesday, March 25, with Rev. Gerald Sadai officiating at the funeral home. Interment was to be in College Corner Cemetery, West College Corner, Indiana.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Sugar Valley United Methodist Church Building Fund c/o Bob Ashworth, 1862 Kincaid Road Eaton, OH 45320. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home
Barnes Funeral Homes, Inc.
220 East Main Street Eaton, OH 45320
(937) 456-1111
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Published in The Eaton Register-Herald from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2014
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