Thursday, December 11, 2008

Another former classmate passes away

JAMESTOWN, New York, USA - Sue Siecker sent along a copy of this obituary for Diane Whitermore, who Sue says went to school with us for awhile, but didn't graduate from SWCS.

I wish I could post some good news here, and not just these kind of notices. But news is news, I suppose.

Thanks Sue, for sending it along.


Diane Whitermore

Diane S. Whitermore, 60, of Schofield, Wis., formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., died at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, after an unexpect-ed illness.

She was born March 17, 1948 in James town, N.Y., the daughter of James Gustafson and the late Carol Gustafson.

Diane was a graduate of Jamestown High School and a graduate of Rafael School of Beauty. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Gerry for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid, Fla. She most recently worked for Sam's club in Rib Mountain, Wis., in charge of the membership desk.

Diane enjoyed her grandchildren, cooking, baking, camping, spending time with her dog Lady, and crocheting. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, and friend who highly enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandson.

Surviving is her husband of 41 years, Fredrick L. Whitermore Sr., whom she married Sept. 16, 1967 in Lakewood, N.Y. Also surviving are her father, James Gustafson of Richmond, Va.; two children; Fredrick Jr. (Patricia) of Lake Placid, Fla., and Joy (Matthew) Olmsted of Wausau, Wis; four grandchildren: Gordon Ellery III and Daniel (Melissa) Ellery), all of Lake Placid, Fla., and Matthew and Madison Olmsted of Wausau, Wis.; and one great-grandson, Payton Ellery of Lake Placid, Fla. She is also survived by three sisters: Nancy Roselle of Lake-wood, N.Y., Connie (William) Sexton, of Rich-mond Va., and Bonnie (Robert) Murphy of Melbourne, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her mother; Carol Gustafson who died Oct. 4, 2004.

A memorial service will be held in the spring in Schofield, Wis.

Memorials may be made to the Aspirus Palliative Care Unit, 333 Pine Ridge Blvd. Wausau, WI, 54401 and your local chapter of the Children's Miracle Network.

On-line condolences may be given at www. brainard