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Judith Lynn Whitinger

July 20, 1951 ~ November 24, 2021 (age 70)


Judith Lynn (Miller) Whitinger was born July 20, 1951, in Mattoon, Illinois to Ernest and Marge Miller. She passed away at age 70 on Wednesday November 24, 2021, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Illinois, after becoming ill with pneumonia four days prior. Judy grew up in Mattoon, Illinois, raised by her father Earnest and stepmother Virginia (Jenny) Miller, and graduated from Mattoon High school in 1969. On June 6, 1969, Judy married Walter Lee Whitinger and moved to Frankfort, Indiana to begin a family. Together with her husband Walter, she raised two daughters, Ida, born in 1970 and Ina, born in 1973. Judy and Walter divorced, but remained together until his passing on December 30, 1999. Judy was a full-time homemaker throughout her life. She loved dolls, animals and classic country music and playing cards. After her children were raised, Judy moved back home to Mattoon, Illinois to be closer to family and remained in the Mattoon-Charleston area until her passing.

She was preceded in death by:                         

            Father: Ernest H. Miller

Stepmother: Virginia (Jenny) Miller

Birth mother: Marge Trader

Sister: Angela F. Miller

Sister: Carl Ann Dailey and husband Ronald E. Dailey

Ex-husband: Walter L. Whitinger

Niece: Teressa L. Lowry

Nephew: Matthew W. Eaton

And her maternal and paternal grandparents


Judy is survived by two daughters:

Ina (Whitinger, Ames) Titus and husband David of Greenup, IL

Ida Whitinger and wife Erica of Huntington, IN


Two brothers:

Ronald Miller and wife Sharon of Mattoon, IL

David Miller and wife Peggy, of Mattoon, IL


One Sister:

Gloria (Miller) Bailey, and husband Charles of Windsor, IL


Two grandchildren:

Lilly Ames of Toledo, IL

Mick Ames of Greenup, IL


Four nieces:

            Jennifer (Miller) Doty and husband Kyle of Lerna, IL

Melissa (Miller) Ethington and husband Ricky of Trilla, IL

Charley Bailey of Charleston, IL

Jordan Miller of Mattoon, IL


One Nephew

            Garrett Miller and wife Mariah of Shelbyville, IL


Two Great nieces and Three Great Nephews


A Memorial Service for family and close friends is planned at 1 pm on Tuesday November 30, 2021 at Harper-Swickard Funeral Home, 720 Monroe Ave, Charleston, IL.


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Memorial Service
November 30, 2021

1:00 PM
Harper-Swickard Funeral Home & Caudill-King Funeral Home
720 Monroe Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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