Sheila WHISLER (1939 - 2017)

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  • "She served her King and left a lasting legacy that touched..."
    - Alan Swope
  • "Although I just met Sheila one time when she came with Don..."
    - Alan Swope
  • "Auntie Shee .. you are a shining light that forever will be..."
    - Tarie Benson
  • "May you Rest in Peace....."
    - Sharon Bell Duffy
  • "To my lifetime friend, you are a beautiful person Sheila..."
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Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home
1306 North Monroe Street
Spokane, WA
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home
1306 North Monroe Street
Spokane, WA 99201
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Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017
9:45 AM
Washington State Veterans Cemetery
21702 W. Espanola Rd
Medical Lake, WA
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Memorial service
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017
11:00 AM
Turning Point Open Bible
11911 N. Division
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Sheila Whisler's goal in life was to serve her Jesus, however and whenever possible. On June 21 at 1:35 p.m., leaving family members who surrounded her, she went to stand before her King. She was born in Mineral, Washington to Wilson and Rebecca Francis on August 9, 1939. She had three siblings, Joan, Jimmy, and Marty. Later, her family moved to Aberdeen where she graduated from Weatherwax High School and Grays Harbor Community College.

She subsequently left Aberdeen to attend Central Washington University. While there, she met her best friend and husband Don Whisler. They married in their senior year of college. They had four children, Dean of Spokane, Denise Russell, (Larry) of Chattaroy, Deanne Watson of Chattaroy, and David from Canal-Fulton, Ohio. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Taryn, living in Spokane, Devyn in Seattle, and Elisa Eve from Canal-Fulton, Ohio.

She taught for one year and then stayed at home for a number of years to raise her family. Attending Whitworth University she completed her post-graduate work to become an administrator at the junior-high level. She spent 20 years in education, some teaching, some as vice-principal, and lastly as principal at Riverside School District.

Sheila has been an active member of Turning Point Open Bible Church for more than 30 years. She served as director/facilitator for an intensive bible study class for many years. She served in many ways at the church. She served for one term on the elder board. She was a founding member of Crisis Pregnancy Center now known as Life Sercvices. She was also a board member at Northwest Christian Schools for a number of years. Whenever the Lord called, she said, "here am I Lord." She was a member of the Giddeon Women's Auxiliary group and always had a New-Testament bible in her purse to share.

Visitation will be at Hazen & Jeager Funeral Home, 1306 Monroe Street, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 2 - 6 p.m. Burial will take place at Washington State Veterans Cemetery at 21702 W. Espanola Rd., Medical Lake, WA at 9:45 a.m. on June 29. Following this will be a memorial service at Turning Point Open Bible at 11:00 a.m at 11911 N. Division. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Union Gospel Mission at 1224 Trent Ave., Spokane 99202 or Life Services, 204 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane 99207.


Published in Spokesman-Review from June 25 to June 28, 2017
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