Nannie Mae “Barb” Whalen, 85

Nannie Mae “Barb” Whalen, 85, of Mt. Orab, died July 13 in Batavia.

Whalen graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1947. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Mt. Orab and was a former member of the Moore’s Fork Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents Franklin Pierce and Elizabeth Taylor and siblings Otis Taylor, Bill Taylor, Viola Murrell, Geneva Baker, Maurenice Britt, Loraine Danbury, and Ora Marie Taylor.

Whalen is survived by husband Woodrow “Smokey” Whalen, children Lori Puckett and Duane Whalen, grandchildren Kody Puckett and Makayla Puckett, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

Visitation held 6-8 p.m. July 16 at Bible Baptist Church in Mt. Orab. Funeral service held 10 a.m. July 17 at the church. Interment at Graceland Memorial Gardens in Miami Township.

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Megie Funeral Home is caring for the family.