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Janet M. Whittington


Last updated 5/10/2017 at 10:24am

Janet M. Whittington, 62, passed away the morning of Monday, May 1, 2017, in Grand Coulee, Washington. A native of Toppenish, Washington, Janet was born Friday, February 4, 1955, to Jack and Irene Jump-King. Janet attended Toppenish High School, where she was active on the Girls' Drill Team and on the Girls' Swim Team, competing in the 50-yard and 100-yard races as well as three-meter diving, prior to graduating in 1973. Five months later, on Saturday, October 20, 1973, Miss Janet M. King married Mr. Frank Whittington in Toppenish. Janet was employed with various retail businesses including Coulee Medical Center as a Food Service Worker and most recently assisting customers with their carts, rain, snow or shine, at Safeway grocery store in Grand Coulee. She would always help anyone within her ability. Janet liked watching do-it-yourself programs on TV and figuring out new projects for her house. Janet enjoyed singing country music and cooking – especially baking cakes and cookies, which she loved creating for her kids and grandkids – "whom she would do anything for."

Predeceased by both of her parents, Janet's legacy lives on through the love of her life, her husband of 43 years, Frank Whittington; children: John (Connie) Whittington, Matt (Shannon) Whittington, and Sarah (Robert) Valentine; grandchildren: Cody Valentine, Aaron Valentine, Shaelee Whittington, Hank Whittington, Kennedy Whittington and Sloan Whittington; siblings: Mike (Karen) King, Marylynn (Bob) Ashbury, Jack A King Jr., Herb (Carol) Veals, Joanne Reeves, and numerous nephews and nieces.

A celebration of Janet's life will take place at a future date in Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee. At Janet's request, cremation has taken place.

Janet's family requests that any memorial contributions be made in her name to the charity of one's choice.

Please sign Janet's online guest book at Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, is honored to be serving her family.


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