Peterson Funeral Chapel

            Barbara H. Whiteley, 82, of Mt. Vernon passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Aurora.

            She was born to Alec and Elsie Melton Back on January 23, 1938 in Reeds Spring, MO.  She was a retired seamstress.

            Survivors include two daughters, Helen Denney of St. Louis, MO. and Lorna White and husband, Jody of Mt. Vernon, MO.;  two sisters, Wanda Frasier of Modesto, CA. and Geraldine Perkins of Verona, MO.;  one granddaughter, Casey Wyatt of Stotts City, MO.; and 7 great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Loren Pilkerton and second husband, Russell Whiteley; six brothers, Ralph, George, Eddie, Eradell, Donnie and Floyd Back; and one sister, Gladys Hunt.

            Graveside services will be held Monday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Spring River Cemetery in Verona under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.