Whitney Leeann Jones, 33, passed away Friday evening Sept. 11, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. Whitney was born in Anderson, Ind., on Aug. 14, 1982. She was raised in the Dunreith community and graduated from Tri High School with the class of 2000.
Whitney went on to graduate from Indiana University- Bloomington, in 2004 with a Bachelors Degree, majoring in English and Gender Studies. She continued to educate herself throughout her life and took pride in being a “lifelong student”. Whitney was a prolific reader, enjoying novels, music, art and comedy. While at I.U. she was a vocalist for the ladies musical group known as KAIA.
She loved to spend time with her family and will always be remembered for her passionate desire to help people. Her life will continue to influence and help others by her gift of life to the Indiana Donors Program. Whitney had most recently been employed by Zee Medical in Indianapolis, where she held an executive position.
Survivors include her mother, Ginger I. (Casey) Jones of Dunreith; father, David J. (Mary) Jones of Greenfield, Miss.; maternal grandmother, Ruth Ann (Davisson) Casey of Shirley; three uncles, Jeff and Ben Casey and John Jones; half sister, Ellen (Rusty) Battice-Skinner; two nephews, Justin and Tyler; three aunts, Mary Jones, Sharon Rainey and Ruth Miller and several cousins.
Whitney was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Donald Lee Casey on March 12, 2008; paternal grandparents, Orville and Christine (Gard) Jones; two uncles, Mark and James Jones and one aunt Dee Jones.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 16, 2015, at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Whitney’s cousin Ed Selvidge will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Harlan Cemetery north of Wilkinson.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com