Whitworth, Everett, Jr. Edward

Visitation:
Date: Friday, December 15, 2017
Time: 3:00 to 6:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Service:
Date: Friday, December 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Interment:
A private committal will take place at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell ,MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO



Obituary
OBITUARY

Everett Edward Whitworth, Jr., known to all as Ed, of Lonedell, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on December 11, 2017, having reached the age of eighty-five years, seven months and twenty-three days. Ed was born in Lonedell on April 18, 1932, son of Everett Edward Whitworth, Sr. and Marjorie Evelyn Whitworth nee Dowland. On May 28, 1960, he was united in marriage to Carol Francis Hildreth and three children came to bless this union. On November 14, 2003, he was united in marriage to Jean Frances Stahlman nee Tersteeg.

Ed is survived by his wife, Jean Whitworth of Lonedell, MO; by two daughters, Susan Tracy and husband, Mike, of San Antonio, TX and Marjorie George and husband, Steven, of St. Louis, MO; by two step-children, Valerie Rodgers and husband, Scott, of St. Louis, MO and Carl Stahlman and wife, Dina, of Ellicott, MD; by his daughter-in-law, Michelle Whitworth of St. Clair, MO; by six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Ed, Sr. and Marjorie Whitworth; by his wife, Carol Whitworth; by his step-mom, Nelle Whitworth, and by his son, John Whitworth.

Ed was a Christian, believing in the Lord as his Savior. His favorite pastime was studying the Word of the Lord. He faithfully attended in home Bible study groups. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Navy, entering May 31, 1951 and receiving his honorable discharge on May 12, 1955. After returning home from the military, Ed worked for McDonnell-Douglas for a short time. He then began his working career with Chrysler Daimler Corporation, retiring after over twenty-five years of service to the company. He was also a retiree of the United Auto Workers. Ed had lived in the Lonedell area throughout his life and most of his adult life had served as the Sexton to the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lonedell. He was a "jack of all trades" and could fix about anything. He enjoyed working on cars, farming and reading Louis Lamar western stories. At one time, he returned to college and obtained his Associates degree with an emphasis on mechanics. Listening to big band music was another of his pastimes. He was a talented carpenter and in recent years, he and Jean enjoyed restoring homes. Ed was happiest when he was surrounded by his children and grandchildren and many wonderful memories were created.

A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Memorials services were held at 6:00 PM on Friday, December 15, 2017, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Charles Keith officiating. Private committal will take place at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO.