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Margie "Granny" Whaley

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes, Inc.

28 Harding Avenue

Jackson, Ohio 45640

Phone: (740)286-2010

Fax: (740)286-5640


Margie Jane “Granny” Whaley, age 90, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Tuesday, May 8th, 2018. She was born May 28th, 1927 in New Boston, Ohio to the late Elza and Lucille (Hayburn) Collins.

She is survived by daughter, Diana (Mike) Wildman of Jackson, Ohio whom she lived with until the time of her passing; daughter, Helen (Ken) Sherritt of Waverly, Ohio; daughter, Marty (George) Mercer of Wellston, Ohio; son, David (Carol) Whaley of McArthur, Ohio; son, Benjie Whaley; son, Lyman Whaley; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; a niece whom she raised, Kay Cantor; a nephew whom she raised, Howard (Linda) Whaley; sister, Margaret (Jerry) Shook; as well as several nieces, nephews, and relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Homer “Buck” Whaley; son, Glen Whaley; daughter, Barbara Abbott; twin infant sons; grandson, Jimmy Whaley; sisters: Helen Hayth, Mary Fisher, and Beatrice McGhee; and brother, Lewis Collins.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 11th, 2018 from 11-2PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson with funeral services immediately following at 2PM. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Online condolences can be left for the family at

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