Dorothy Ethel Whitmer, 89, of Sabina, Ohio, (formerly of New Vienna, Ohio) died 10:35 AM, Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Autumn Years Nursing Center, Sabina, Ohio. Her husband, George Wendell Whitmer Sr., preceded her in death May 6, 1993. They were married May 24, 1943. She was a member of the New Vienna Church of Christ and the New Vienna Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Whitmer is survived by a son, George (Marty) Whitmer Jr. of Minnesota; a sister, Daisy Smith; five grandchildren, David Whitmer, Heidi Hanson, Mary Lou Whitmer, Tiara McFalls, and Heather Williams; numerous great grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert H. and Edith Larrick Waits; a daughter, Rose Marie Zurface; a brother, Donald Waits; and a grandson, Christopher Whitmer.
A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, December 9, 2011 at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Hillsboro, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Autumn Years Nursing Center, 580 E. Washington Street, Sabina, Ohio 45169 or to the American Legion Post 49, 140 E. Locust Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.
The family would like to thank Autumn Years Nursing Center for the care that Mrs. Whitmer received during her time there.