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 Whitley Maynard “Whit” Hemingway

Whitley Maynard “Whit” Hemingway

Death 22 Jun 2006 (aged 90)
Burial Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 14714828 · View Source
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published on June 24, 2006
Des Moines Register (Iowa)


Webster City, Iowa

Whit HEMINGWAY, 90, a longtime Webster City attorney, died Thursday, June 22, 2006 at the Southfield Wellness Community.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, with Rev. John Flaherty, celebrant. Private burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour before the Mass. Arrangements were made with the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center.

Whitley Maynard HEMINGWAY, son of Max and Grace WHITLEY HEMINGWAY, was born October 21, 1915 at Fort Dodge, Iowa. He attended Webster City schools, Webster City Junior College and the University of Iowa College of Law in 1938. During W.W. II, he served in the U.S. Navy on a destroyer escort in the Atlantic Fleet for four years.

On , July 08, 1947, he married Mary Carolyn ALEXANDER, at Webster City, Iowa. He practiced law in Webster City until 2004. Carolyn HEMINGWAY died January 7, 1992. On February 12, 1994, he married Elsie Mae ZEIHAN O'CONNER. Elsie HEMINGWAY died July 13, 2005.

Mr. HEMINGWAY is survived by son, John HEMINGWAY of Webster City; daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and James LARGE of Webster City; Susan and Thomas ROSENTHAL of Austin, TX; step-daughters and step-sons-in-law, Betty and William ELSDEN and Karen and Gary BETTIS, all of Webster City; Susan and Michael MANGELSEN of Estes Park, CO; Kathryn EUBANKS of Evergreen, CO; Nancy PARKER of Protem, MO; step-son, Larry O'CONNER of Lafayette, CA; grandchildren, Natalia and Carolyn LARGE of Webster City; Rodney JACKSON of Ponca City, OK; great-granddaughters, Sarah and Olivia JACKSON of Ponca City, OK; step-grandchildren, Damon ELSDEN of Garland, TX; Darin ELSDEN of Storm Lake; Jeana, Jake and Sam BETTIS, Lori FOSTER, all of Webster City and Jason SPRINGER of Phoenix, AZ.

In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by HIS PARENTS; daughter, Sarah HEMINGWAY; sister, Frances HERRICK and step-daughter, Janet SPRINGER.

Whit was a former city attorney, district judicial and district Boy Scout Commissioner, a former trustee of the Kendall Young Library and the William Morrison Charitable Trust. He was a longtime member of the Webster City Rotary Club; Elks Lodge; Iowa National Heritage Association;, President's Club of the University of Iowa Alumni Association; Terrace Hill Society;, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church; Webster City Country Club; American, Iowa and Hamilton County Bar Associations. Whit had ridden motorcycles since 1928 and on four continents and won several Iowa championships in road and track events for motorcycles and sports cars. He was a member of the Iowa Motorcyclist Hall of Fame; a member of several motorcycle clubs, including the Omaha Chapter of Antique Motorcycles Club of America; BMW owners and a life member of the American Motorcyclist Association; Phi Kappa Psi and Phi Delta Phi fraternities.

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Gravesite Details Whit practiced law in Webster City, Iowa until 2004.





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  • Added: 24 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14714828
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Whitley Maynard “Whit” Hemingway (21 Oct 1915–22 Jun 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14714828, citing Calvary Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Terry B. Hardy (contributor 46492120) .