Abie William Whipple age 79, of LaClede, Illinois passed away at 3:55 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, Illinois with one hour viewing prior to service. Judy Poe will be officiating. Burial will be at the Keen’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood. Memorials may be made to Keen’s Chapel Cemetery or donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.pagelfuneral home.com
Abie was born on March 24, 1936 in Louisville, Illinois, the son of John and Grace (Cardin) Whipple. He married Laura Etta Hutton on May 1, 1959 at Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
Abie loved playing horseshoes, going to the boat and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Wipple of LaClede, Illinois; four sons, Abie Whipple Jr. (wife Vicki), Terry Whipple (wife Amy), Bobby Whipple (wife Patsy) and Alfred Whipple (wife Melissa) all of LaClede, Illinois; daughters, Brenda Whipple (husband George) of LaClede, Illinois, Ellie Oaks (husband Randy) of LaClede, Illinois, Wanda Newell (husband Adam) of Bloomfield, Missouri, Mary Lou VanMeter (husband George) of Watson, Illinois, Angel Whipple of LaClede, Illinois, Lulabelle Reid (husband Paul) of LaClede, Illinois, Una Newell (husband Joeye) of LaClede, Illinois and Linda Oaks (husband John) of Terra Haute, Indiana; 24 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Abie was preceded in death by his parents, John and Grace Whipple; Son, Lonnie Whipple; two brothers, Mallie and Vallie Whipple; five sisters, Edna Collins, Wanda Moore, Daisy Colcott, Lulabelle Collins, Kate Batchlar and one son-n-law, John Thomas.