June 15 1957
Jasper Whipple, a representative of two pioneer South Posey county families and
a land agent and farm manager of wide reputation, died at last night in DeaconessHospital in Evansville.
He was 78 years old last March 16 - the day after he was struck by an auto as
he walked across East Third street at the Main street intersection. He had been confined
to his home at 231 E. Second street and the hospital since. Injuries
from the accident were complicated by a series of cerebral hemorrhages which in
turn were followed by pneumonia and heart illness. His condition had been
critical since he returned to DeaconessHospital three weeks ago.
The body has been brought to Weisinger Funeral Home
in Mt.Vernon where friends may call after this evening.
Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of FirstMethodistChurch of which the deceased was a member, will
conduct the funeral service in Weisinger chapel at Monday. Burial will be in
Surviving are the wife, Mary Curtis Carothers
Whipple; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Houser, Decatur, Ill; and Mrs. Lloyd Hisrich, Batesville, Ind; a son,
Herbert Whipple, Glencoe, Ill; a suburb of Chicago; seven grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Luella Whipple, Chattanooga, Tenn. and
Mrs. Grace Alldredge, of near Mr. Vernon, and two
brothers, Warren Whipple, Miami, Fla., and Herman Whipple, Mt. Vernon.
The daughters and son were born to Mr. Whipple's first marriage to Ella Axton.
She died in 1948 and in 1950 Mr. Whipple married his surviving wife.
Born on a farm on the Upton road west of Mt.Vernon, a son of Marion Whipple, an extensive
farmer, and Mary Hall Whipple, the late deceased spent his long, successful
life in the Mt.Vernon vicinity.
As a young man he engaged in farming. Later he entered the life insurance
field and from there moved into real estate sales and farm management.
For many years, Mr. Whipple was the land agent of People's Bank & Trust Co.
In addition he managed the farming interests of a number of Mt.Vernon persons.
His shrewd business judgment was reflected in his becoming a substantial
citizen and the acquirement of considerable real estate holdings, among them
the Whipple office and apartment building at Third and Main street in Mt.Vernon.
His only fraternal affiliation was with Posey aerie, No. 1717, Fraternal Order