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Goldie E. Whallon, 85, of Springfield, formerly of Eaton, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 9, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. 


Born Sept. 5, 1916, in McIntire, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Clara (Beal) Shupe. She was a 29-year member of the First Baptist Church in New Paris, and a three-year member of Lower Valley First Baptist Church in Springfield.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on May 30, 1970, by her husband, Ralph C. Whallon, whom she married Feb. 27, 1938; a daughter, Marlene (Norman) Dearth; a son, Robert Whallon; a granddaughter, Jodi Ferguson; and sisters, Vivian Wyles-Moore and Dorothy (Gordon) Brandt.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Tom McQuaid of Springfield, Janet and Frank Ferguson of Bowling Green, Ky.; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Jane Whallon of Chandler, Ariz., Donald and Peggy Whallon of Tempe, Ariz., Jack and Ruth Whallon of New Richmond, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Judy Whallon of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Harold Verlee Shupe of Harlan, Iowa.  Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 13, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Dale Stumbo and the Rev. Clyde Raby officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria


Obituary from the Register-Herald, Eaton, OH:
Died: Tuesday, October 9, 2001