Isabel “Izzy” Anne Wellington Whipple, 88, of Weatherby Lake, MO passed away peacefully January 8, 2020 at the University of Kansas Hospital. She was born on December 29, 1931 in Chatham, NJ to Alexander and Mary (Kindergan) Wellington.
Izzy graduated from high school in Chatham NJ in 1950. As a young lady, Izzy left her home on the east coast and traveled to the midwest to attend Park College in Parkville, Mo. Izzy completed her BA graduating from Park College in 1966. She taught for 29 years as a high school science teacher at Park Hill High School, followed by another 9 years as an active substitute. She had high expectations and tough standards for her students, and many students have come back over the years and thanked Izzy for her toughness in preparing them for a successful college experience and future careers. She loved her cabin in Wyoming that she and her husband David had to build twice (the second time after it tragically burned down in 1993). She loved spending time with her family, dogs and cats at the cabin. She loved to fish & being out in the beautiful mountains in northwestern Wyoming. She also loved taking care of her yard at her home at Weatherby Lake. It was a common sight to see Izzy out on her John Deere lawn tractor mowing or working in the yard or walking her dogs. She loved her animals and a pair of dogs and cats was common for Izzy. She particularly had a soft spot for rescue animals as her dogs and cats at the time of her death were rescue animals. She was a longtime member of Parkville Presbyterian Church.
While attending Park College Izzy met the love of her life, a young lawyer who had recently been elected as the Mayor of Parkville, Mo. At the time Clyde “David” Whipple was the youngest mayor in the entire metropolitan Kansas City area. Izzy and David were married on December 26, 1953. David preceded her in death on September 22, 2008. In addition to David and her parents, Izzy was preceded in death by two brothers, Alex and Charles. Izzy is survived by three children: David W. Whipple and wife, Jill of Independence, MO, Anne Whipple LaMar and husband, Rick of Overland Park, KS, and Lynn Whipple of Montrose, CO; and 7 grandchildren, Kristan, Amie, Daniel, Timothy, Jonathan Whipple, Ashlee LaMar Welter and Brandon LaMar along with her two beloved dogs Dolly and Skittles; and cats Silly Dilly and Raleigh.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2019, at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, at the Parkville Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would request memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, Great Plains SPCA Pet Adoption or Park County Animal Shelter, 5537 Greybull Highway, Cody, WY 82414.