Thursday, March 21, 2013 — Idalene Whitley, age 82, of Albemarle, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, children and grandchildren at 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, N.C.
The family received friends at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 6-8 p.m.
The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Elizabeth Ayscue, was at First Presbyterian Church of Albemarle, on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. Interment will followed at Salisbury National VA Cemetery at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Whitley was born on September 9, 1930, to the late Henry Daniel Lowder and the late Clyde Della Chandler Lowder. She is also preceded in death by her husband in 2009, Earl McClain Whitley, a World War II Marine Corp veteran.
She is survived by four children, son, Gerald McClain Whitley of Raleigh, N.C.; daughter, Lori Whitley Gaskin and husband Chuck of Advance, N.C.; son, John Daniel Whitley and wife Chrystal of Goose Creek, S.C.; and a daughter, Pamela Whitley Misenheimer and husband Rex of Lawrenceville, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Whitley, Ashley Buckingham, Heather Pugliese, Katherine Reeves, Andrew Misenheimer, Lauren Whitley, Justin Misenheimer, Matthew Misenheimer, Seth Whitley and Samuel Misenheimer.
Upon graduation from Albemarle High School, Mrs. Whitley enjoyed a successful 40 year career as a Bank Teller with First National Bank of Albemarle, which later merged with First Union Bank. She was highly respected throughout the community, socially outgoing, an avid bridge player and extensively involved in the First Presbyterian Church of Albemarle throughout her life.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC or the Stanly County Senior Center, 283 N. Third St., Albemarle, NC 28001.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Whitley family.
Online condolences may be made to www.hartsellfh. com.