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Virginia "Jean" Mae Whitman

Virginia “Jean” Mae Whitman, age 68 of Steelville, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.

Virginia was born August 17, 1950, in Steelville, a daughter to the late William “Bill” and Erma (Callahan) Quinton.

Survivors include her children: Patricia  K. and Michael A. Quinton, David Whitman and Barbara “ Barbie” Hardin and her husband Wayne all of Steelville; her step children: Chris West and Bobby James of Fenton, Brenda White of the state of Missouri, Laura Lindhorst of Pevely, Ken Whitman of the state of Arizona, Judy Whitman and Donna Setzer both of Cuba and a special former daughter-in-law that she thought of as a daughter, Dana Lenderman of St. James; she was the sister of Jim Quinton of Cuba, Donna Walls and her husband Sonny of Cuba, Patricia Sanders and her husband Danny of Cuba,Pamela Anderson of Leasburg, Liz Simpson Darleen Setze both of Cuba; she was the grandmother of Jessica Hayes, Angelia Stubbs, Jamie Simpson, Steven Lough, Dalton Quinton, Jenelle Quinton, Haley Whitman, Shane Zellmer, Brook Sherman-Rutz, Alina Brown, Alyssa Hardin and Summer Ray Swyers and great grandmother to Carter Allen Robinson. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by: one son, James R. Quinton; one daughter, Vicki Headrick-Whitman: brothers, Bobby and Kenneth Quinton; sister-in-law, Laverna K. Quinton and brother-in-law Everett Setzer.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rolla Cremation and Memorial (573-341-0220)


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The family is in my thoughts and prayers. Jean was a very special person that was straight forward and to the point. You never had to wonder what she thought of you, because she would let you know.

Linda Carpenter Hayes Hooper Jul 15 2019 12:00 AM

I remember Maggie mupit she never would let us put ice under our arm pits either loved spending the weekend at her house I love you all so much

Pam Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM

I will always remember the Christmas plays she had us to put on for mom and dad.When we was growing up she was always there. We all loved her and she will be greatly missed never forgotten .(Shelly)

martha Calahan Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Virginia "Jean" Whitman

Ken Whitman Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM