Philip Henry Whittemore (1917-2008)

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CHESTERVILLE – Philip Henry Whittemore, 91, of Chesterville, formerly of East Madison, died late in the night, July 23, 2008, at the home of his daughter, where he had been living for the past five and a half years.

He was born Feb. 23, 1917, in Skowhegan, a son of Clifton Earl and Nettie Mae (Merrill) Whittemore.  He attended local schools and graduated from Bloomfield Academy in 1935.  He married Lina Clarice Moody on April 7, 1940.  She predeceased him on Dec. 11, 2004. Mr. Whittemore was employed at White’s Poultry Farm.  First, he was a chicken farmer and then became a dairy farmer, selling milk under the name of Phil’s Dairy.  In 1966, he sold the dairy cows and went to work with his son, Kerry Whittemore, in Whittemore’s Painting Service. He also worked for Chapman’s Tire for a few years.

In 1992, he moved to Chesterville to be near his daughter and looked forward to his son’s 8 PM nightly telephone calls.  He was a member of the Friends of Jesus Christ in Farmington Falls.

Survivors include his son: Kerry P. Whittemore and his wife, Phyllis of New Sharon; three daughters: Linda L. Clement of Chesterville; Paula J. Settles and her husband, Richard of Clarksburg, W. Virginia and Noreen A. Settles and her husband, Robert of Clarksburg; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Whittemore and Alexandrine Whittemore, both of Skowhegan.  12 grandchildren: Jerry Washburn and his wife, Faith; Wendy Deming and her husband Marc; Troy Whittemore and his wife, Tammy; George Clement; Julie Collins and her husband, Ted; Clay Clement; Karen Dart and her husband, Bob; Tammy Hamlin and her husband, Dale; Robin Clement and his wife, Jennifer; Lydia Hoff; Leah Flores and her husband, Ruben and Kevin Whittemore; several great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, George Clement and two brothers: Raymond C. and Merrill C. Whittemore.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., (Rtes. 2 & 27) Farmington Monday July 28 from 12 Noon until the time of the services at
1 PM.  Following services, all are welcome to stay for a family reception at the Center.  Committal services will be held Monday at 3:30 PM at the Southside Cemetery, Skowhegan.  Those who desire may give gifts in his memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Box 797 Wilton, Me.  04294.
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