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Patty J. Whitt, 69, of Grand Island, died Thursday, March 1, 2011,
Services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran
Church. Reverend Harvey Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the
Grand Island Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Patty was born on October 3, 1942 at Grand Island, NE, the daughter
of Phillip Thelma (McClurkin) Van Bibber.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son and his wife, Scott and
Jeanie Whitt of Marquette; brothers and their wives, Donald and Nancy
Van Bibber Grand Island, Roy and Catherine Van Bibber of Grand Island,
Roger and Connie Van Bibber of Boelus; and sister, Louise Andersen of
Those also left to cherish her memory are, grandchildren, Mari and
her husband Justin Boehler of Grand Island, Sara and her fiancé Trent
Hiatt of Kearney and Corry and Jill Powers of Westminster, CO; great
grandchildren, Jackson Boehler, Daylon MaGraw, Amanda Powers and Holly
Powers; sisters in law, Alberta Perkins of Grand Island, Leanna (Larry)
Casford of Fresno, CA, and Susan Whitt of Lake Erickson, NE; and numerous
cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was welcomed into heaven by her father Phillip and mothers, Thelma
(McClurkin) Van Bibber and Ella Van Bibber; her husband James; and her
Patty was raised in Grand Island. She received her education from Grand
Island Senior High School, class of 1960. She married James Whitt on
July 23, 1961 in Grand Island. Patty was a crossing guard for 30 years
for Jefferson Elementary School. Patty was loved by many and had a hug
She is a member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, the American
Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Club.
Memorials are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.