Donald Edwin Whitney

October 7, 1941 ~ May 9, 2021 (age 79)


Donald Edwin Whitney, 79, a resident of Trenton, Missouri died at 8:53 am, Sunday, May 9, 2021 at his residence.

Family visitation will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Slater-Neal Funeral Home in Trenton.

His body was cremated.

Memorials to the charity of the donor’s choice may be left with the funeral home.

Mr. Whitney was born October 7, 1941 at Trenton, Missouri the son of Luther Edwin (Peck) and Farrel Brummitt Whitney. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1959 and then attended Trenton Junior College. He was employed as a mechanic for Newton-Hill Motors of Trenton and then retired from the railroad as heavy equipment operator.

On October 9, 1965 he was married to Twyila Girdner at Trenton.

His survivors include his wife Twyila of the home. One daughter Francesca Robb and husband Brandon, Jamesport, Missouri. Two sons Bradley Edwin Whitney and wife Frances, Trenton, Missouri and Brian Whitney, Trenton, Missouri. One sister Dianna Miller and husband Ronnie, Trenton, Missouri. One brother Larry Whitney, Raytown, Missouri. Four grandchildren, Alexis Whitney, Bryce Edwin Whitney, Jasmine (Doug) Webb, and Dakoda Anson, three step-grandchildren, one great grandchild, one niece, and several nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandchild, Brady Whitney, and two nieces.


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May 12, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Slater-Neal Funeral Home
813 Custer Street
Trenton, MO 64683

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