Cynthia Ann Whitaker


Cynthia Ann Whitaker, 94, of North Vernon, died at 9:16 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at her residence.

Survivors include her son, Max Douglas Howard of Mooresville; daughters, Gordennell (Richard) Griner of Butlerville and Deborah Murphy of North Vernon; sister, Abigail Wireman of Albion, Michigan; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Benton Whitaker II; a daughter, Carlotta Rose Garwood; and sons, Donald Gene Howard, Karl Edward and Alphonso A. Whitaker. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Jennings County.