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Stoy Whipkey

June 10, 1920 September 23, 2007
Stoy Whipkey
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Obituary for Stoy Whipkey

Stoy K. Whipkey, 87, of Cameron, W.Va., and formerly of Beallsville, Pa. died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2007 in his home after being seriously ill for the past three weeks.He was born June 10, 1920 in Richhill Twp., Greene Co., Pa. a son of Samuel and Frances Kerr Whipkey and had resided in Beallsville, Pa. for 38 years prior to moving to Cameron in 1998.Mr. Whipkey was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army as a SSGT in Btry B, 429th FA Bn, and received the Good Conduct Medal, the Phillippines Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, the American Theater Service Medal, Asia-Pacific Theater Service Medal with one bronze star and the WW II Victory Medal. He was a lifetime member of the Hancock-McCune American Legion Post 705 in Centerville, Pa.He was employed by Columbia Gas Co. for 41 years prior to retiring in 1982 as a leakage inspector . He was a member and past president of the Columbia Gas Quarter Century Club.Mr. Whipkey and his wife, Twila Ora Yoho Whipkey, who survives, celebrated 65 years of marriage on January 24, 2007.He was the last of his immediate family.Deceased are his son, Ronald S. Whipkey who died August 2, 1996; four brothers, Paul, Fred, Warren and John Whipkey; and four sisters, Lena Hennen, Freda Brandt, Louise and Dorothy Whipkey.

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