ELMA WHITENER CHALONER, 100

Mrs Elma Whitener Chaloner, age 100 of Rosalie died Sunday Nov 11,2012 in Clarksville Nursing Center

Funeral services will be    11:30 am Tues Nov 13  in Bogata United Methodist Church with Rev Carol Sparks , Rev John Purviance, and Frank Stubblefield  officiating, Burial will be in Smith Cemetery at Rosalie under direction of Wood Funeral Homes of Bogata.  The family will receive friends 6-7 pm   Monday   at the church

Mrs. Chaloner was born Sept 23, 1912 in Post Oak community near Detroit Texas   She married Eldon Chaloner Jan 15, 1942 in Detroit. He preceded her in death Sept 14, 2003 She was also preceded in death  by her parents, and three brothers, Grady, Marshall and Billy Wayne Whitener  and one sister Jeanetta Whitener Raney

Mrs. Chaloner was a retired educator. She graduated from Detroit High School and received both her Batchelor of Arts and Masters of Education degrees from East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce. She taught school for over 34 years teaching in Blatney, Cross Roads, Fulbright,  Bogata and Talco  Schools. She was a longtime member of Texas State Teachers Association and Bogata United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son Jim Bill Chaloner and his wife Denise of Rosalie, three  grandchildren Misty and Micah   Chaloner and Mallory Lindsey and husband Mark  and  six     great grandchildren Tristen,Maylee ,Emery,Landon, Lexi and Layna  very special friends Bonnie Ruth Huddleston and Billie Ruth Taylor and a number of  nieces and nephews and cousins

Pallbearers will be Travis and Bruce Raney, Kyle and Kevin Taylor, Mike Boyd, Norman Farris and Jimmy Trapp

  1. Marsha A. Whitener-Valdez says:

    Thank you, Aunt Elma for all the good times we spent together. Thank you for being such a positive role model in my life and for passing on your love of teaching to me. You will be sorely missed but your life is one of celebration. I love you.

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