WHIPKEY, Stoy K., 87, of Cameron, W.Va., and formerly of Beallsville, Pa., died Sunday, September 23, 2007, in his home after being seriously ill for the past three weeks.
He was born June 10, 1920, in Richhill Twp., Greene Co., Pa., a son of Samuel and Frances Kerr Whipkey and had resided in Beallsville, for 38 years prior to moving to Cameron in 1998.
Mr. Whipkey was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army as a SSGT in Btry B, 429th FA Bn, and received the Good Conduct Medal, Phillippines Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, the American Theater Service Medal, Asia-Pacific Theater Service Medal with one bronze star, and the WWII Victory Medal. He was a lifetime member of the Hancock- McCune American Legion Post 705 in Centerville, Pa.
He was employed by Columbia Gas Co. for 41 years prior to retiring in 1982 as a leakage inspector. He was a member and past president of the Columbia Gas Quarter- Century Club.
Mr. Whipkey and his wife, Twila Ora Yoho, who survives, celebrated 65 years of marriage on January 24, 2007.
He was the last of his immediate family.
Deceased are his son, Ronald S. Whipkey, who died on August 2, 1996; four brothers, Paul, Fred, Warren, and John Whipkey; and four sisters, Lena Hennen, Freda Brandt, Louise, and Dorothy Whipkey.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Rush Funeral Home, Inc., Rogersville, Pa., where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2007 with the Rev. William Parker officiating.
Interment will follow in Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo Twp., Greene Co., Pa.
Family and friends may view the obituary, send flowers, and condolences at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.