Orval Whitaker, 68

Published 10:14pm Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Orval Whitaker, 68

Born: March 9, 1944

Died: Sept. 3, 2012


Orval David Whitaker, 68, of Niles, passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Silverbrook Manor Nursing Home with his family by his side.

Orval Whitaker

Orval was born on March 9, 1944, in Brown County, Ind., to the late George and Eusia (Mink) Whitaker.

Orval proudly served his county for 13 months during the Korean War. He worked for Simplicity Pattern for 28 years.

He married the love of his life, Connie Ann (Frantz) Whitaker, at a ceremony in Niles.

Orval is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Floyd Whitaker and Les Whitaker; two sisters, Mary June Davis and Gladith Lowe; niece Robin Whitaker; two nephews, Jeff Whitaker and Wesley Boller; and a great-nephew, Adam Stodghill.

He is survived by his wife; a sister, Shirley Boller, of Russellville, Ind.; 20 nieces; 14 nephews; 32 great-nieces; 38 great-nephews; 5 great-great-nieces; and 6 great-great-nephews.

A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Mission Hills Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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