Eleanor Faye Whiton

  • BORN: August 4, 1920
  • DIED: March 7, 2018
  • LOCATION: Perry, Iowa

Eleanor Whiton, age 97 of Perry, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, March 7th, at Rowley Memorial Masonic Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of the service. Burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery. Hastings Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the funeral. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Perry and may be left at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry that is handling arrangements for the funeral.
Eleanor was born August 4, 1920 to Carl and Clara Lofstedt at their family farm home near Rippey. She graduated from Rippey High School in 1938 and was united in marriage to Roland Whiton, February 14, 1940. They had two sons, Robert Roland and Richard Russell. The Whiton family successfully farmed their land south of Perry. Roland passed away January 7, 1987.
She was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry, loved the Lord and had a very strong faith. She traveled extensively to South America, Africa, the Asia, Japan, Russia, Australia, Scandinavia, many European countries, nearly every state in America, and made scrapbooks of each of her many travels. Other hobbies and activities included: needlepoint, piano and organ, gardening, crossword puzzles, PTA, Women's Club, Mayflower Club, Sarah Church Circle, and volunteering at Rowley Memorial Masonic and other healthcare facilities. Eleanor was always a friendly active and reliable neighbor, member and friend to many and a very generous, positive and loving matriarch of the Whiton family.
In death she rejoins her husband Roland, her parents and siblings.
Left to cherish Eleanor's memory are her sons Robert (Marilyn) Whiton of Newport Beach, CA, Richard (Mary Ann)Whiton of Johnston, IA; grandchildren, Richard Whiton, Jr. (DJ) (Dawn) of Blackwood, NJ, Rodney (Jeannine) Whiton of Ringoes NJ, Randy (Veronica) Whiton of Las Vegas, NV, Anne (Craig) Ima of Newport Beach, CA, Robert (Hilary) Whiton of Louisville, CO, Michelle Woolley of Highland Ranch, CO; and great grandchildren Alexandria Jones, Deanna Whiton, Troy Whiton, Andrew Whiton, Maddison Whiton, Ashley Ima, Courtney Ima, Max Whiton, Lily Whiton, Chloe Whiton, Mitch Woolley, and Kylie Woolley and great-great grandchild Gwen Jones.

Funeral Service
  • Saturday, March 31
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • First United Methodist Church
  • 1100 3rd St.
  • Perry, IA 50220
  • (515) 465-4178
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