Doris Whitsitt

  • BORN: March 3, 1929
  • DIED: December 11, 2016
  • LOCATION: Higginsville, Missouri

Doris Jean Whitsitt, 87 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri.

Born Sunday, March 3, 1929 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Horace McCulloch and the late Lula Tebbenkamp McCulloch. She lived all of her life in the HIgginsville, Mayview area.

She married J. Eldon Whitsitt on May 12, 1950 and he survives of the home. She was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and graduated in 1947 from Higginsville High School. She worked at Hoefer Interiors, Higginsville Habilitation Center, International Shoe Factory, and Hallmark cards. She was also a secretary at John Knox and Meyer Care Center until she retired in 2006.

She is survived by her husband J. Eldon Whitsitt; three sons, James Stephen ( Joyce) Whitsitt of Lee's Summit, MO, John Wayne (Kim) Whitsitt of Raytown, MO, Donald Bruce (Debbie) Whitsitt of Odessa, MO; one daughter, Vickie Lynn Whitsitt of Higginsville; two sisters, Betty (C.W.) Browning of Warrensburg, MO, Linda (Curtis) Lohmann of Higginsville; six grandchildren, Greg (Mandy) Whitsitt, Marla Rischling, Kassie Cates, Michael (Jaime) Whitsitt, Jennifer (Todd) Fleischmann, Jay Whitsitt, Alex Gearon; ten great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ed McCulloch and Bob McCulloch; two sisters, Lois Raney and Beverly Green.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Odessa, MO. Interment will be in City Cemetery, Higginsville, MO.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Hoefer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Mt. Tabor Church Bldg. Fund or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Casket bearers are Greg Whitsitt, Marla Rischling, Kassie Cates, Michael Whitsitt, Jennifer Fleischmann and Jay Whitsitt

Online condolences may be made to the family at

  • December 13, 2016
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Hoefer Funeral Home
  • 1600 Main St.
  • Higginsville , MO 64037
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Funeral Service
  • December 14, 2016
    10:30 AM
  • Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church
  • Odessa, MO
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  • Wednesday December 14 2016
  • City Cemetery
  • Higginsville, MO 64037
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“ Bruce and Debbie, so sorry to see of your loss. May the many friends and family lift your spirits in knowing that your Mom is with Him that heals all...Read More »

Posted by: Janice Stoll - Blackburn, MO

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