TRUMANN - Mrs. Colette Marie "Candy" Whitman of Trumann died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at the family residence at the age of 54. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland to William Edward Bird, Sr. and Betty Marie Pendergast Bird. She had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a Food Service Clerk for the Trumann School District. Mrs. Whitman was preceded in death by one brother, William E. Bird, Jr. and her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Vance Keith Whitman, Sr. of the home; one daughter, Christy Whitman (Dayne) Davis of Trumann; two sons, Vance Keith (Edie) Whitman, Jr. of Harrisburg and Robert Edward (Cheri) Whitman of Litchfield, Ill.; two sisters, Tammy Wijnaendts of Las Vegas and Betsy Pruno of California; two brothers, David Bird of Pierce City, Mo., and Vince Bird of California; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was November 30 in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Jimmy Ferguson officiating.
Online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net