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Barbara C. Whitaker, 60

Barbara C. Whitaker, 60

Barbara C. Whitaker, 60, of Hendersonville passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Ella Cutshaw and Wiley M. Conner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Michael R. Whitaker; daughter, Laura Ann Staggs; and brother, Wiley “Lynn” Conner.

Barbara was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and active in the choir for 20 plus years. She was greatly involved in the PTO during her children’s youth and retired from Diamond Brand Outdoors. Barbara was known as the “Queen of Laundry”- every wrinkle and stain were at her command.

Survivors include her two daughters, Ashely and Amber Whitaker both of Hendersonville; one step-son, Benny Whitaker of Asheville; three grandsons, Joshua Cabe McConnell, Noah Michael Whitaker and Isaiah Caleb Partridge; three sisters, Peggy Taylor of TN, Della Helms and husband, Kevin, of Charlotte and Fonda Haskins and husband, Jerry, of Hendersonville; two brothers, Charles Conner of TN and Tony Conner and wife Glenda of Hendersonville.

Funeral services will be held at Mud Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2pm. The family will receive friends at the church an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.

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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.