Blanche Whytsell, 83 - Arnoldsburg

Blanche Whytsell, 83, of Arnoldsburg, West Virginia, passed away April 16, 2004 at her residence.

She was born January 3, 1921 in Roane County, a daughter of the late Henry Clay and Mae Greathouse Parrill. She was retired from Kellwood Company with 30 years service and was a field editor for Taste of Home cooking magazine. She attended the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Randall Whytsell and a daughter, Peggy Lou Stemple and her husband, Marvin of Arnoldsburg; grandson, John Kenton Stemple of Parkersburg; granddaughter, Deidre Lynn Hobbs and her husband, Martin; great-grandson, Jared Wesley Hobbs; great granddaughter, Valarie Elizabeth Hobbs all of Newbury Park, California; brother, Dick Parrill of Spencer; sisters, Nina Cassady of Mineral Wells, Opal Kirby of Mt. Zion and Kathleen Gainer of Barberton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Henthorn, and three brothers, Raymond, Robert and Clay Parrill.

Funeral services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 1 p.m. Rev. Rick Swearingen will officiate. Interment will be in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camden Clark Housecalls-Hospice, the Arnoldsburg Community Park and the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.