Phyllis Whitney, 71

Phyllis Whitney passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at her home.

Phyllis was born on March 26, 1937 in Wallingford, Vermont the daughter of Kenneth W. and Irene S. (Rabtoy) Devino.

Phyllis was employed at Telescope Folding Furniture for 30 years. In addition to this, she worked with her husband on their family farm. In the late 1980’s, she and her husband John worked together to develop their farmland into “Whitney Estates” housing development.

Phyllis was an avid pool player. She played in both the Granville Pool League and the Tri County Pool League representing the Milk Can Bar. In an effort to hone her skills, Phyllis had her own pool table so she could stay on top of her game. The only thing Phyllis didn’t like about pool was losing. 

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary.

Phyllis was predeceased on November 16, 1999 by her husband Leonard “John” Whitney, a son Leonard Whitney III, and a sister Barbara Fiske. She is survived by her three sons: Kenneth Whitney and his wife Charlene, Ricky Whitney both of Granville and Robert Whitney and his companion  Vicki Reynolds of Hartford; a daughter Sandra Whitney and her companion Ed Grainger of Truthvillel two brothers, Marvin Devino of Granville and Pete Devino of W. Glens Falls; two sisters, Nancy Armstrong and her husband Richard of Hartford, and Mary Boucher and her husband Bill of Florida; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Whitney of Kansas and Jodie Whitney of Granville and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 10 am at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, N.Y. Burial will follow at Morningside Cemetery in Hartford, N.Y. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Granville Rescue Squad, POB 153, Granville, NY 12832.




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