Obituary: Ida Allen Whittaker, April 16, 1967 — Feb. 11, 2020

Ida Allen Whittaker
Posted: Feb. 12, 2020 6:45 pm

Ida Allen Whittaker, 52, of Hannibal, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.

Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home of Hannibal. There will be no services at this time.

Ida was born April 16, 1967, in Hannibal, to David G. Whittaker and Martha S. Shanks Whittaker.

Ida is survived by her father, David Whittaker of Hannibal; one son, Shaun Elzea of Hannibal; her significant other, Gary Mittelberg; one brother, Delmar Whittaker of Hannibal; two sisters, Margetta Lain (Bill) of Hannibal and Mary Ellen Cox (Ronnie) of Hannibal; and two grandchildren, Semiaj and Cameron. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ida was preceded in death by her mother; one son, James "Markie" Elzea; two sisters, Melissa Gerry and Rose "Pooley" Elzea; and one brother, David Whittaker.

Ida previously worked at Printex and Swiss Colony.

She loved the outdoors and enjoyed traveling. Ida also liked collecting different rocks and loved riding Harley motorcycles with Gary.

Memorial contributions may be made to James Cary Cancer Center.

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