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Margaret Whitaker (6-1-16) service 6-17-16

Margaret Thompson “Tommie” Whitaker, 96, formerly of Savannah, died on Wednesday, June 1, at Christian Health Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
She was the daughter of the late William Christy Thompson and Leila Hanna Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Howard Wilson Whitaker II; by a sister, Margie Toops; and by brothers, Warren Thompson and William Thompson.
A native of Frankfort, Kentucky, she was a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene High School in Nashville  and the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing School in Lexington, Kentucky.
Following her marriage, she practiced as a public health nurse in Louisville and Memphis and as a school nurse in Memphis, then resided in Jackson, Mississippi before moving to Savannah, where her husband practiced medicine. Tommie was active in many community clubs and organizations there. As a Red Cross volunteer, she taught public school classes in home health and baby care.
Following her husband’s death in 1983, she moved to Bowling Green, where she
became a member of Christ Episcopal Church. She was a member of Delineator and two book clubs, and a volunteer at Hobson House, where she served as a docent for several years.
She is survived by two children, Cheryl Whitaker McFarland (Sam) of Bowling Green, and Rev. Howard Wilson Whitaker III (Kay) of Scottsboro, Alabama; by three grandchildren, James Howard McFarland, Benjamin Whitaker and Eva Whitaker; and three great-grandchildren, Ian Samuel McFarland, Rowan LeRond McFarland and Ella Whitaker.
There will be a private family graveside service in Frankfort.  On Friday, June 17, at 3 p.m., there will be a memorial service at Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, with visitation held prior starting at 2 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Southern Kentucky or to Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green.

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