Phillips Funeral Home
BLAIRSTOWN: John Whitworth, age 85, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, December 2, 2006 at the First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown with Rev George Bishop and Dave Shorten officiating. Interment will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Graveside Military Rites conducted by M. J. Kirby American Legion Post #170 of Blairstown. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home in Blairstown from 4 to 7 PM on Friday...
John was born November 19, 1921 at Keswick, IA to John and Belle (Morrison) Whitworth and graduated from the Thornburg High School in 1941. During World War II he served his nation in the Army Air Corps.
On October 25, 1944 he married Alene Robison at Mountain Home, ID. The couple farmed in the Blairstown area for thirty-three years and retired in 1982 and moved to Blairstown. Alene preceded her husband in death on April 30, 2000.
John was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the M.J. Kirby American Legion Post #170 in Blairstown.
He is survived by his daughters, Janet (Dave) Shorten of Orem, UT, and Cathy (Terry) McCool of Maple Grove, MN; his grandchildren, Michal. David and Sarajan Shorten and Greg McCool; his brother, Jim (Ellen) Whitworth of the State of Washington; his sisters, Lucy Lamb of Oskaloosa, and Pat Korkenke of the State of Colorado; and his special friend, Joann Becker of Blairstown.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Al Whitworth.