Luella Kay Whipple, age 73, of Gladstone, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 3, 2012, at the Christian Park Health Care Facility, in Escanaba, following a long term battle with cancer.
Luella was born June 6, 1938, in Escanaba, the daughter of Arden and Helen (Lucier) Dabney. She was raised in Gladstone and attended All Saints Catholic School and Gladstone High School, graduating in 1956. On November 7, 1959, Luella was united in marriage to Louis J. Whipple, at All Saints Church, and together the couple made their home and raised their family in Gladstone. Luella loved the outdoors. She enjoyed hunting, going to camp with her loving family and spending time with her grandson, Nathan. She will be dearly missed.
In addition to her husband of 52 years, Louis, Luella is survived by:
Son: Loren (Julie) Whipple of Gladstone, MI
Daughter: Loma (Scott) Fowler of Watervliet, MI
Brother: Allan (Bev) Dabney of New Haven, Indiana
Grandson: Nathan Whipple
Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins
Luella was preceded in death by her parents.