Joyce W. Whitney

YORK Joyce W. (Werkema) Whitney, 89, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at York Hosptial. She was the wife of the late Truxtun S. Whitney. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Rd, York, is in charge of arrangements. She was born June 6, 1923, in Grand Rapids, MI, a daughter of the late Thomas and Ada (Morsink) Werkema. She was employed for several years as an elementary school librarian. She was a member of the choir at Country Meadows of Trolley Rd and loved word search puzzles. Mrs. Whitney is survived by three children, Michael A. Whitney of North Augusta, S.C., Linda K. Wirt of Hardy, Va., and Barry B. Whitney and his wife, Cynthia of York; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four siblings, Thomas Werkema, Milton Werkema, Carol Nelson and Douglas Werkema; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862. Send condolences at

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Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc
1551 Kenneth Rd York, PA 17408
(717) 767-1551

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on May 10, 2013