Wayne Whitaker

  • BORN: December 14, 1951
  • DIED: April 20, 2017
  • LOCATION: Higginsville, Missouri

Wayne Whitaker, 65 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at his home.

Born Friday, December 14, 1951 in Warrensburg, Missouri, he was the son of the late Lee Whitaker and the late Ruth Schlekau Whitaker.

He lived most of his life in Higginsville and was a graduate of the class of 1969 at Lafayette Co. C-1 High School. He married Eva Hix Whitaker on September 12, 1981 and she survives of the home. He was an active member of Salem United Church of Christ . Wayne was employed with Lafayette CO. C-1 School District for over 30 years. During that time he had the opportunity to interact with the students, many of them have fond memories of him. The many years he worked there he has met and seen a lot of children grow up. His presence will be missed by all at the schools.

Surviving are his wife Eva; two daughters, Candi Engle of Higginsville and Jennie (Mike) Burkemper of Independence, MO; two sisters, Norma Whitaker and Martha Durtschi both of Independence; four grandchildren, Caitlin Engle, A.J. Engle, Jacob Tripp and Karsyn Burkemper. Memorial contributions may be sent to Salem United Church of Christ .

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Leona Whitaker.

There will be a private scattering of cremains at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hoeferfuneralhome.com

Private scattering of cremains at a later date


“ So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I remember how quiet and shy he as in school, but was always smiling. My oldest son met him while doing some...Read More »

Posted by: Dean Jennings Russell - Sedalia, MO

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