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  • Bruce L. Whitaker

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  • Bruce L. Whitaker, 73, of Sullivan, IL, and formerly of Hannibal, MO, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, November 10, 2013, at the Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL.
    Funeral Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Church of Christ in Hannibal. Pastor Rodger Lane will officiate. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Hannibal.
    The James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.
    Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services at the Church of Christ in Hannibal, MO and also from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan, IL.
    Mr. Whitaker was born May 17, 1940, in Oakwood, MO, to Warren F. and Helen Mae Kirtlink Whitaker.
    He was married to Edith I. Lee on April 29, 1960, in Hannibal, MO. She survives.
    Other survivors include his children, Lorinda L. Morin of Austin, TX, Deidre S. Whitaker of Hammond, IL, Lisa K. Whitaker and Angela L. Whitaker both of Lovington, IL; his sisters, Sandra Piwowarczyk of Palatine, IL, Helen Bunn (John) of New London, MO, and Dena (Dennis) Ellis of Hannibal, MO; 6 grandchildren, Kayle and Bryce Morin, Bailey Brent (Chris), Tera McKinney (Josh), Danielle Sharp and Kaci Sharp; and 7 great grandchildren.
    Mr. Whitaker retired from Patient Equipment in Atwood, IL. He was also a member of the Pipe Fitters Local #25 in Rock Island, IL.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.
    Pallbearers will be Tony Piwowarczyk, John Bunn Jr., Dennis Ellis, Trey Morgan, Dan Bush and Dobby Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Bunn Sr., Pat Morgan, Jim Moore, Terry Patient, Randy Piper and Henry Lust.
    Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com
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