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Carroll Whiteaker

d. July 30, 2012


Carroll C. Whiteaker, age 86, of Kahoka, MO, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at his home.

Carroll was born June 13, 1926 near Greentop, MO, a son of Clyde and Remah Bachman Whiteaker.

Carroll and Virginia Speake were united in marriage on October 18, 1952 at Pocahontas, AR.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of the home; his children: Beverly (Mrs. Mark)

Armstrong of Kahoka, MO, David (Tina) Whiteaker of St. Francisville, MO, Jeff Whiteaker (Linda) of Kahoka, MO, Betty Jane (Mrs. Roger) Ludwick of Kahoka, MO, and Carolyn (Mrs. Roger) McAllister of Kahoka, MO; ten grandchildren: Dani Muphy of Kahoka, MO, Jason (Mrs. Peggy) Murphy of Burlington, IA, Terra Whiteaker of Kahoka, MO, Erin (Mrs. Daniel) Smith of Washington, IA, David Whiteaker, Jr. of Washington, IA, Kristen Whiteaker of Kahoka, MO, Bryan Ludwick and Dylan Ludwick, both of Revere, MO and Paige and Joel McAllister, both of Kahoka, MO; five step grandchildren: Robert Hanley of Louisville, KY, Charles Hanley of St. Louis, MO, David McGeehon of Wayland, MO, and Britany Cruz of St. Francisville, MO; and Daniel Ludwick of Ft. Madison, IA; ten great-grandchildren: Keely Murphy, Kaleb Kelley, Addison and Cameron Murphy, Alicia and Jessica Fountain, Kelton and Donovan Smith, Gary Whiteaker, and, Konnor Schlatter; two step great-grandchildren, Colton Gauge McGeehon and Marilyn Sue Groseclose; two sisters, Betty Rosencrans and Linda Edmondson, both of Kahoka, MO; sister-in-law, Veva Haage of Wayland, MO; his buddy, Booger the cat; several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gary Whiteaker; and brothers-in-law Charles Mert Rosencrans, Dean Edmondson, and Glenn Haage.

Carroll attended school in Milan and then in Kahoka until being drafted to the Navy and then being transferred to the Army. He was an electrician at the former Shellor Globe in Keokuk, retiring after 25 years of employment. He loved to camp and in earlier days, hunt. He was known for raising a variety of hunting dogs and enjoyed spending time out doors mowing.

His main entertainment came from fishing. He loved to fish each and every day he could and was known as Bass Man on his CB. Carroll dearly loved his family and spending time with them.

At Carrolls request, cremation rights have been accorded. There will be no visitation or services.

Memorials may be made to the Clark Co. Ambulance District or the Kahoka Cemetery.

The family was served by Wilson Funeral Home.

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