December 17, 1921 - June 4, 2020
Eva J. Whittle (Gillespie) died peacefully at home with family in West Simsbury CT on June 4th, 2020 at the impressive age of 98. Eva is survived by her children, Ronald and his wife Pam Whittle of Las Vegas NV, Tanya and her husband John Bigley of West Simsbury CT, Dawne and her husband Mitch Ray of Temacula CA, and her daughter-in-law Laurie Whittle. Eva is also survived by her grandchildren, Ronnie Whittle, Greg Whittle, and Terry Whittle, Tobi Hennessey, Jesse Hennessey, Amber Bigley, Travis Bigley, and Melody Bigley, Dane Rozakas, as well as her great grandchildren Ashley, Kate, Anthony, Andrew, Tarra, Darian, Dylan, and Raeme, and numerous great-great grandchildren. Eva is reuniting in heaven with her son Darron Whittle, her parents, Frank and Bessie Gillespie, her husband Harry Whittle, her sisters Ethel, Ruby and Fern, her brother Dallas, and many friends and loved ones. Eva was born on December 17, 1921 in Nebraska. She was a world traveler, living in various places around the country as a military wife. She worked various professions including as a bookkeeper and lived a full life of devotion, dedication and love for her children. Eva eventually retired and settled with her daughter Tanya in CT. She continued to travel across the country for many years to visit her children. Eva was accomplished at sewing and making clothing, a musical theater and movie buff, avid reader and a big Football fan, especially of Tom Brady. She loved to receive letters and cards and would passionately write over 200 cards or letters per year to individual loved ones. She found great joy in watching her family members perform or succeed in their personal and professional goals. Eva would dutifully donate to numerous charities, including the Humane Society, Disabled American Veterans, St. Jude’s, National Law Enforcement and the American Lung Association. A private graveside service celebrating her life is scheduled for 2:00pm on June 17th, 2020 at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Rocky Hill, CT. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Eva Whittle to Covenant to Care for Children.
Eva J. Whittle (Gillespie) died peacefully at home with family in West Simsbury CT on June 4th, 2020 at the impressive age of 98. Eva is survived by her children, Ronald and his wife Pam Whittle of Las Vegas NV, Tanya and her husband John Bigley... View Obituary & Service Information
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