|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1911|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 2013|
Marie E. (Dean) Whisler, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Garden Villa in Bloomington, where she was a resident since November 2011. Before that, she lived independently in Greenfield and moved to Redbud Hills Retirement Community in Bloomington early 2009.
She was born in Toppenish, Washington on August 21, 1911. Her parents were the late Myrna (Tweedy) Dean and Joseph E. Dean. Marie's mother and younger brother Mel, traveled from Washington State by train to Jennings County, IN to live with Myrna's family when Joseph Dean went to fight in WWI.
The family stayed in Indiana after the war. Marie was a golf caddie with her brother when she was a teenager. She worked at Mauzy's, Indiana's premiere department store at that time in Rushville where she worked in lady's fine clothing, and did modeling for the store.
She was married to the late John(Ted) H. Whisler (1909-1998) of Wilkinson, IN who was a farmer and machinist. Marie survived by their three children; Larry D. Whisler of Indianapolis, Maryann W. Cusack of Bloomington, and John D. Whisler of Greenfield. Marie is also survived by seven grandchildren; Carey Scott Whisler of Hiram, GA, Mark Whisler of Concordia, KS, Tracy Cusack Gatlin of Charlotte, NC, Brian Cusack of Boston, MA, Samuel Cusack of Bloomington, Kelly Whisler Paige of Middletown, and John D. Whisler II of Greenfield; and fourteen great grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter.
Marie worked as bookkeeper at a Shirley, IN food packing and canning facility. Later she worked as a teller at Hancock Bank and Trust, was promoted to internal auditor and then to Vice President position before retiring. She later worked for Hooks Drugs in Indianapolis as an auditor.
She and John (Ted) enjoyed traveling in Europe and fishing trips to Canada. During their retirement, they lived in Fort Myers, FL for a few years before returning to Greenfield. Marie was a landscape and still-life painter, and later enjoyed china painting. She also was a avid bridge player and a member of several bridge clubs and taught bridge classes for many years. She loved to read and was a member of several book and reading clubs.
She was a member of the Women's Professional Business Organization, a member of Tri Kappa and member of Greenfield Christian Church and volunteered in the Woman's Guild. She was also a volunteer in other organizations including The Hancock Regional Hospital Guild, and a contributor to the public library.
She was a very strong and spunky person and will be greatly missed by all those who loved her. She will be in our hearts forever!
Burial will be private, Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1:00pm at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield, IN All are welcome....
Created by: Treeoligy
Record added: Jan 02, 2013
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