WHITMIRE, Bernice Lee: 1925 – 2012

Bernice Lee Whitmire, 87, of Quanah, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in Quanah. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Quanah Memorial Park with the Rev. Joseph Jones, minister of First Baptist Church of Quanah, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Rotan, a daughter of the late Barnie Owen and Audie Valeria (Jenkins) Weems. She was a 1943 graduate of Hobbs High School at Rotan and moved to Quanah the following fall. A longtime resident of Quanah, she married Edward Taylor Whitmire Jr. on April 13, 1945, in Quanah. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the BYKOTA Sunday School Class. She was a former employee of the Quanah school cafeteria and was a retired employee of the Quanah Tribune-Chief.

She was preceded in death by a son, Owen Lee Whitmire, on July 1, 2001, and by a sister, Helen Parks, on Dec. 1, 1997.
Survivors include two daughters, Edna Whitmire and Carol Whitmire, both of Quanah; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

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