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Frances Whitehill

November 17, 2012
Morning Journal News

SALEM - Frances Anna Whitehill, age 94, of Salem, Ohio, died at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Sterling House of Salem. She was born Nov. 3, 1918 in Jamestown, N.Y., the daughter of the late William and Delia (Winslow) Scofield.

Her family moved to Salem in 1935 and she was a member of Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church. She was very active in Patience Circle, Social Ministry Committee, and Benevolent Committee.

Frances was a homemaker and enjoyed her card club for over 60 years. She also enjoyed quilting, crocheting and reading.

Her husband of 51 years, Glenn E. Whitehill, whom she married Dec. 25, 1935, preceded her in death on March 9, 1987. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Bonsteel; four half-sisters; and four half-brothers.

Survivors include a son, Donald E. (Karen) Whitehill of Salem; a daughter, Mary C. (Neil) Pumphery of Salem; four grandchildren, Julie Baxley of Columbiana, Susan Dickson of Austintown, Brian Whitehill of Salem and Wendy Temple of Mercer, Pa.; five great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Jade, Paige, David and Daniel; and a nephew David (Janet) Bonsteel.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church with Pastor Connie Sassanella officiating. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and at the church on Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to services. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Salem.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Food Pantry, 1089 E. State St. Salem, Ohio 44460 and the Senior Independence Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Bldg E, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

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