Obituary of Brenda Gail Whitwell
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Brenda Whitwell, age 73, of Doniphan, MO, passed away Friday, October 29th , 2021 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Ruby Chaligoj of Grandin, MO. Brenda is survived by her husband of 51 years, Willis Whitwell of Doniphan; a son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Laura Whitwell of Doniphan; and a grandson, Jacob Whitwell. Four brothers, Dennis Chaligoj of Stockton, Missouri; Barry, Tom, and Robert Chaligoj of Grandin, Missouri also survive. Brenda was a teacher at Doniphan Middle School for 28 years and continued to substitute teach for an additional 17 years following her retirement. She was a member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association and an avid reader. Brenda was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, north of Doniphan, and also attended Wilderness Freewill Baptist Church and Briar Missionary Baptist Church in recent years. Brenda was a loving wife and mother, dedicated educator, and world class grandmother. Whether it was her family, friends, or students, Brenda Whitwell loved big and will be missed and remembered for years to come. Visitation will be in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 beginning at 10 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. Brother David Grubb will be officiating. Burial will be in Pine Cemetery.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Brenda
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Edwards Funeral Home, Inc.