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Obituary: Ada May Whitney
September 9, 1916 - March 24, 2016

Ada May Whitney

Ada May Whitney

Ada May Whitney, 99, of Mountain View, Missouri, departed this life on March 24, 2016, at Mountain View Healthcare. She was born Sept. 9, 1916, in Garfield, Kansas, the daughter of William Luther Delling and Rissie Mae (Foss) Delling.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Herschel DeBoard and Vern Whitney; her parents, William and Rissie Delling; and one son-in-law, Jim Black.

Survivors include two daughters, Pauline Henry and husband Bob of Mountain View, Missouri, and Beverly Black of Prescott Valley, Arizona; one son, Richard DeBoard and wife Kelli of Jackson, California; one brother, John Delling and wife Twila of Nixa, Missouri; two sisters, Verda Richardson of Mountain View, Missouri and Wilma Terrill of Summersville, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

After 60 years of living in California and Arizona doing various jobs, Ada and Vern enjoyed being Snow Birds. She loved to quilt, paint pictures, work at Senior Casa, and playing cards. She could beat all of her family and friends at cards, even though she was legally blind. Her last request was to come “home” to Mountain View.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Yarber Chapel, Mountain View, Missouri, with Brother James Duddridge officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at

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