Sandra Earlene Whipple
January 06, 1936 ‒ June 09, 2017
Sandra Earlene Whipple, 81, of Delaware, passed away early Friday morning June 9, 2017 at Willowbrook Christian Village in Delaware.
She was born January 6, 1936 in Delaware to the late Earl and Edith (Smith) Jenkins and later graduated from Elm Valley High School.
Earlene worked many years for GTE in Delaware and was a former member of the Delaware Moose Lodge. She enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre and pinochle, with her friends at Willowbrook at Delaware Run and she loved reading, canning, cooking, and planting flowers. An awesome, caring and generous mother and grandmother, Earlene was also an avid OSU Buckeye fan, especially girls basketball.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Deedra “Dee” (Don) Rister of Radnor and Kevin (Misty) Whipple of Ashley; grandsons, Matthew (fiance’ Jessica) Rister and Lucas (companion Ashley) Rister; great grandson, Quinton Rister; 3 step-grandchildren, Shad, Jodi and Kacey and 8 step-greatgrandchildren; sister-in-law, Doris Whipple of Ashley; several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, Earlene was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years Jerry, her son Stephen Allen Whipple, her sister Jacqueline Bowman and her beloved canine companion Abner.
Private family graveside services will be held at Ashley Union Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Acker officiating.
Contributions in Earlene’s memory may be made to Willowbrook at Delaware Run or Capitol City Hospice.
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Whipple family.
To share a fond memory of Earlene or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com