Louis Allen Whaley

June 22, 1925 ~ August 3, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Louis Allen Whaley, age 98, Lancaster, husband of Lillie (Charles) Whaley, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at Ephraim McDowell RMC in Danville. Born June 22, 1925 in Maysville, KY, he was the son of the late James Allen and Margaret (Curley) Whaley. Louis was drafted during World War II, into the U.S. Army, after his junior year of high school. He served as a Code Clerk in 414th Field Artillery and was stationed on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. He completed his high school education during his service, and after returning home he attended the University of Kentucky under the GI Bill, studying Pre-Law and Business. He was a self-employed businessman and owner of Kentucky Office Forms. He liked to play golf and enjoyed outdoor activities, gardening, and traveling. He was a member of the St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Danville.

Survivors other than his wife include one daughter Robin (David) Steininger of Harrodsburg; two sons Mark A. Whaley of Burgin and Michael (Michelle) Whaley of Fayetteville GA; one sister Phoebe (Jack) Collins of Mayslick, KY and one brother: James (Bernardine) Whaley of Maysville, KY; five grandchildren Aaron (Setsuko) Steininger, Sean Steininger, Rachel (Matthew) Spencer, Vincent Whaley and Mikaela Whaley; and three great grandchildren: Alexander Steininger, Hope Spencer, and Brooks Spencer. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Steven Whaley, and three sisters: Marie Dickson, Virginia Belt, and Betty Collins.

A Requiem Mass will be conducted 12:00 Noon Friday, August 11, 2023 at St. William Catholic Church in Lancaster by Father John List. Burial will follow at 1:30 pm in Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville with full military honors.

Pallbearers are Aaron Steininger, Michael Whaley, Vincent Whaley, Don Dickson, Joe Collins, and Jamie Whaley.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, KY attention Robert Watts, 1310 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508 (for the Gardening Project at St. William Church in Lancaster, KY).

Arrangements are entrusted to Sims Funeral Services in Harrodsburg, KY.

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Requiem Mass
August 11, 2023

12:00 PM
St. William Catholic Church
224 Lexington Street
Lancaster, KY 40444

Burial with Military Honors
August 11, 2023

1:30 PM
Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville


Gardening Project at St. William Catholic Church In Lancaster, KY
Catholic Diocese ~ Attention Robert Watts, 1310 West Main Street, Lexington KY 40508


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