She was born on Feb. 10, 1934 in Terre Haute and was the daughter of the late John F. and Helen E. (Quist) Whalen.
She was a member of the Mount Hebron Christian Church. She was a 1952 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School, Terre Haute and was an accountant throughout her career, retiring in 1996.
She is survived by her beloved companion Glen Horn, Cloverdale; children John L. Wise and wife Renee, Poland, and Tish Wise Himsel and husband Paul, Cloverdale; siblings John Whalen and wife Eileen of Terre Haute, Elizabeth Christopher and husband Glen of Brazil and Jacquelyn Hickman of Charleston; grandchildren Rob Wise, Autumn Escott Shake, Mistie Miller, Nikki Medyey, Mitch Warner, Amber Wise Presslor and Jacob Wise; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Whalen.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Whitaker Funeral home with Pastor Johnathan Shrader and Rev. Ron Gellenbeck officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from noon until time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery.
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