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Letha E. Whipple
Letha E. Whipple

Letha E. Whipple age 86, of Monroe, died on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born on February 29, 1932 in Avon Township at her home, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Rhyner) Stuessy. Letha and Arthur Whipple were united in marriage on December 19, 1952 at Immanuel EUB Church in Monroe. She was a 1950 graduate of Brodhead High School and graduated from Green County Teacher’s College.

 Letha taught at two rural country schools, Coon Creek School in Rock County and Richland School in Green County. She worked at Swiss Colony for 31 years. She also dedicated her time to volunteer work with the blood mobile, Green County Food Pantry, Historic Cheesemaking Center, and the Green County Historical Society. She also served as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She loved flowers and enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking.

 She was a member of Monroe United Methodist Church, which she volunteered with ladies aide for church events and taught Sunday School.

 Letha is survived by her husband of 66 years, Art of Monroe; children, Toby (Linda) Whipple of Muskego, Ranele (Jim) Connors and Randy (Melody) Whipple both of Monroe; five grandchildren, Lindsey (Brody) Plantenberg, Graham Connors, Ryan (Amanda) Whipple, Brady (Larissa) Whipple, and Matthew (Danielle) Whipple; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dela Greenburg, Rheta (Jim) Nipple, and Lorna Mitchell.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and seven sisters.

 Memorial Services will be held at 11AM on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor David Busker officiating. Visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service at the church. A private family burial will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to Letha’s favorite charities.