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Obituary for Richard A. Whetstone

Retired Funeral Director & Owner, Father and Father-in-law of Mark and Stacie Whetstone, all of Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home

WHETSTONE, Richard A., age 78 of Vandalia, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born January 8, 1942 in St. Mary’s, Ohio, son of the late Allen and Mary Kathryn (Montague) Whetstone. Dick was the Owner of the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home with his wife, Barbara, and proudly served the Vandalia-Butler and Dayton communities through funeral service for over 50 years. He attended the First Light Church, Vandalia where he was active in the Classics Group. He was a longtime member of the Vandalia Lions Club and graciously served his community with an open heart, filled with compassion for not only his family, but for the countless families he had the privilege to serve. His giving spirit and passion for people will continue to live on through each of us as we humbly strive to continue honoring an amazing husband, father, grandfather, friend, mentor and pillar of the community.

Preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Mason, Dick is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara; children, Kim & Mark Parks of Springfield, Mark & Stacie Whetstone of Vandalia; three grandchildren; Ashley Miller (Anthony), Katie Ivory (Justin), and Jake Parks; two great-granddaughters, Avery and Aaliyah; along with a host of special relatives and wonderful friends. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 14, at First Light Church, 140 Elva Ct., Vandalia with Mr. John Seagraves officiating. Interment will follow at Polk Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 4-7 pm, at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vandalia-Butler Foundation, P.O. Box 722, Vandalia, Ohio 45377 for the establishment of the Dick Whetstone Memorial Fund in his honor.

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