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Sylvia Irene Whitlock, 81, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011,
at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Holland Barry
& Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Her funeral will
be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
will follow in New Union Cemetery, next to her
husband, Ronald Whitlock.
She retired from Lincoln Developmental Center
after many years of service.
She was born June 1, 1930, in Harrisburg. Her
parents were Arlie Joiner and Ressie Belford Joiner.
She married Ronald Whitlock on Feb. 14, 1987. He
preceded her in death on June 9, 2011.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia
Daugherty of Lincoln; two sons, John Farmer (and
wife Sue) of Mount Carmel and Richard Collard Jr. of
Hartsburg; grandchildren Dale Heidbreder Jr. (and
Christa) of Carterville, Johnny Farmer of Mount
Carmel, Eric Farmer (and Misty) of Colfax, La.,
Amber Daugherty Morris (and Jeremy) of Normal and
April Ward (and Kevin) of Nashville, Tenn.; and nine
She was also preceded in death by two brothers,
Willard Parkinson and Arlie Joiner, and two sisters,
Lois Horchem and Jeanette West.
She loved her cat, Tiger, as well as tending to her
garden and fishing.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer
Society and American Lung Association and will be
accepted at the funeral home.
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