- Ida Mae (Fleming) Whitney went home to be with her Lord on July 10, 2018, peacefully with family by her side. Ida was born on January 2, 1930, in Lincoln, daughter of Theodore and Doris (Reed) Fleming. Ida was a RFD mail carrier and also spent 60 plus years farming with her husband, Donald Whitney.
She was a member of the Lincoln Congregational Church, and an active member of Pilgrim Daughters. She taught Sunday school for many years. Ida was well known for her love of cooking. Over the years, family and friends enjoyed many gathering at Ida's home. In later years, there was the loving monthly gathering of "Ida's Girls" sharing laughter and good food.
Ida is survived by two sons, William R. Whitney and Mykel of Rochester, NY; and John R. Whitney and Debbie of Chester; five grandchildren, Christine Whitney and Scott of New Jersey; Ted Whitney of California; Robert K. Whitney and Tifany of Brewer; Captain Andrew Emerson and Sammi of California; Laura Skidmore, and Nick of Winn; as well as eight great-grandchildren, Reed and Elliot Whitney; Timothy, Katie, and Emily Whitney; and Drew, Bree and Zane Skidmore; and one first cousin, Josephine Loupin; and special niece, Peggy and Les Croply; and her dear friend, Nancy and Dale Archer; as well as many more friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by Don, her husband of 63 years; and her grandson, Jamie Whitney.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, with the Rev. Joshua Sander officiating. Interment will be at Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Lincoln First Congregational Church. Condolences may be expressed at clayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  July 12, 2018