Imelda L. Whitten, age 93, of Huntingburg, passed away at 1:40 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.
She was born November 1, 1925, in Huntingburg, Indiana to John and Rosalie (Hess) Lasher; and married Robert F. Whitten on November 10, 1949. Imelda was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg and the Daughters of Isabella. She was an accomplished vocalist who sang at numerous weddings and funerals. Imelda loved to entertain, whether 58 years entertaining at the Y.M.I. Christmas parties or every Halloween when she would open her home and entertain the neighborhood children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Whitten, Sr., on December 1, 2011; one daughter, Laura Morgan, on August 22, 2015; one infant son, John Whitten; one sister, Ardella Carson; and one brother, John Lasher.
She is survived by two daughters, Jane Whitten of Los Angeles, California and Amy (Leslie) Haxel of Dallas, Texas; one son, Robert (Karen) Whitten, Jr. of Jasper, Ind.; two brothers, Richard Lasher of Gulfport, Mississippi and Charles Lasher of Lexington, Kentucky; one sister, Bernice Gerlach of Huntingburg, Ind.; and by two grandchildren, Gabriella and Alexander Haxel.
A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 noon, E.S.T., Thursday, March 7, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Friends may call for visitation at the church from 9:00 a.m., until the time of the funeral, Thursday morning, the day of the service. Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Robert & Imelda Whitten Family Endowment c/o The Dubois County Community Foundation or St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Condolences shared online at: www.nassandson.com