JOHN P. WHITING

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ENOSBURG FALLS – John P. Whiting , age 93, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

He was born in Highgate, Vermont on Jan. 11, 1923 the son of the late Dana and Mary (Doner) Whiting.

John was a 1940 graduate of Franklin High School and married Carolyn Kittell on June 4, 1950. He was a devoted husband, father and friend who loved his community and being of service. He was best known for his auctions, operating Whiting’s Flower Shop with his wife from 1965 to 1987 and most of all his sense of humor.

He is survived by two daughters, Janet Spaulding and her husband, Michael, of Norman, Okla., and Jeanne Whiting Magoon and her husband, Mark, of Enosburg; granddaughters Jessica Rowe and her husband, Ricky, Ryan Yandell and her husband, Jeremy, all of Norman, Okla, Ellen Ross of Telluride, Col. and Maggie Ross of Fort Collins, Col.; great-grandchildren Calliope and Clementine Rowe, Drake, Jayden and Kensey Yandell; his sister-in-law Alberta Clokey and her partner, Frank Reed, of Fairfax, and step-brother-in-law Christopher Riley of Lachine, Quebec; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he loved and cherished. Besides his parents and his wife, Carolyn, he was predeceased by his brother, Richard Whiting, his sister, Rachel Whiting Hamlen; and his brother-in-law and his wife, Stanley and Kay Kittell.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday April 21, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls. A celebration of John’s life will be held at Enosburg Falls United Methodist Church, 245 Church Street on Friday April 22, 2016 at 11 a.m.. A luncheon will be served at the church immediately following the service graciously provided by the United Methodist Church women.

For those who wish, contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Enosburg Falls Lions Club, P.O. Box 565, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.

Messages of condolence may be sent to John’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.