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Phyllis June (Hinkle) Whitener

June 1, 1941 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Phyllis Whitener Obituary

Phyllis June (Hinkle) Whitener of St. James, MO passed away February 8, 2024 at the age of 82

years old.


Phyllis was born June 1, 1941 in Fredericktown, MO to the late Charley and Zella (Spain) Hinkle. Phyllis

was preceded in death by her parents, sister Hellen Thompsom, sister Joyce Knodell, sister Leanna

Huffman and one niece Regina (Sissy) Randolph. She was a devout woman of faith and a member of

Deer Creek Church in Cuba, MO. Phyllis married Glennon N Whitener on February 12, 1961 at Mt Pisgah

Church in Zion, MO.


Phyllis is survived by her husband Glennon, daughter Lisa Lorts & husband Larry, son Kevin Whitener &

wife Michele and daughter Patricia Dawn Thompson and husband Ryan. One brother Bob Hinkle & wife

Jane, one sister Janice Bollinger & husband Ronald. One Sister-in-law Judy Yount. Fourteen

grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and many much-loved nieces & nephews.


Phyllis was a wonderful, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her family so

much! Phyllis and Glennon lived in several places through out their 63 years together. One place they

particularly enjoyed living was in Branson, MO. Phyllis worked for the Ray Stephens theater when it

started. Later she would retire from The Village Book Store where she would often bring home books to

read to the grandchildren. Eventually they moved back to St James and had a small farm North of town.

Phyllis and Glennon loved to ride horses and wanted their grandchildren to have that experience so they

bought a few horses and took them to the Safe Saddle Club to ride on several occasions. As time went

by, they moved back to town but Phyllis still enjoyed her family, always making meals and having

everyone over. Her life was full of good memories and good times as a family. Phyllis has now gone to

her heavenly home that she so longed for.


Visitation will be 2:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Saturday, February 10, 2024 with Tommy Miller and Spencer Hutson officiating. Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.


Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital at this website or at Jones Funeral Home.


Online condolences may be entered at jonesfunerals.com.


Arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

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February 10, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

4:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559


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