|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1908|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 2008|
Evelyn Ruth (Waning) Whitney went to be with her Lord early Friday morning, August 15,  surrounded by three generations of loving family.
Evelyn was born in Unity, ME July 25, 1908 to John Maurice Waning and Allian Faustina (Whitaker) Waning. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday with many family and friends.
Evelyn graduated from Unity High School in 1926 in a class of 14. She attended Farmington Normal School, graduating in 1932 as a teacher. She taught grade school for 29 years, mostly in Topsham. She told stories of how she used to ride horseback through the woods carrying a rifle to ward off bears as she travelled to teach schools in Unity.
Evelyn married Forrest Haviland Whitney of Jonesboro, ME in 1937. They moved to Topsham in 1941, where she lived until her death. They had two children, Rosamond Dixon of Brunswick, and Elliot Lee Whitney of Pace, Florida.
Evelyn was baptized into Christ in her youth and was faithful to the Lord all of her days. She was a founding member of the Brunswick Church of Christ. She taught Sunday School for decades, taught and hosted Ladies Bible classes, and attended church services regularly until her death.
She went horseback riding on her 85th and 90th birthdays with her grandson, John Dixon. At the age of 98 and 99, she went kayaking with her son Elliot Whitney.
Evelyn was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Ralph Waning; her husband, Forrest; and son-in-law, Marcus Dixon. She is survived by her daughter, Rosamond; her son, Elliot and his wife Jan; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several cousins, nephews and nieces. (Brackett Funeral Home)
John Maurice Waning (1881 - 1928)
Allian Faustina Whitaker Waning (1876 - 1961)
Forrest Haviland Whitney (1913 - 2003)
Evelyn Ruth Waning Whitney (1908 - 2008)
Ralph Frederic Waning (1910 - 1991)*
Maintained by: Bev Winship
Originally Created by: agnawkneemuss
Record added: Oct 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60665041
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