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Geraldine P. Whitney, 90, of Rockford, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Prairie View Assisted Living in Winnebago. Born on September 11, 1927, in Sterling, the daughter of Harry and Bessie Mae (Frank) Trimble. Prior to marriage she was employed as a clerk/typist in the newly constructed Pentagon. She married Walter E. Whitney on August 21, 1947. Geraldine was a small business owner of Hyland Manufacturing, which made wooden floral easels for the funeral industry. She enjoyed puzzles and needle point.
Survived by her husband, Walter; children, Gregory (Christina) of Newhall, CA, Kimberly Johnson of Winnebago, and Timothy of Mansfield, IL; five grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son, Jeffrey in 1975.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Olson's North Chapel, 2811 N. Main Street, Rockford. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Private family burial at 12 Mile Grove Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Seward Historical Society, 3107 S. Pecatonica Rd., Seward, IL 61063.

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  1. Tammy Moore

    Our Condolences on your loss. From the Moore Family.

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