IUKA — Whitney Rae Mahnke, 81, of Iuka, Illinois passed away Thursday at her home, in the care of her loving family.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Iuka General Baptist Church. Whitney faithfully served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1959.
She married Adolph W. Mahnke, August 25, 1976, in Kinmundy. He preceded her in death March 9, 2002.
Survivors include her children Bryan Connor, of Memphis, Tenn., Keith (Sally) Mahnke, of Iuka, Jeanette (T.J.) Medina, of Seattle, Wa., Nanette Upchurch, of Salem, Vanessa Rae (Tony) Cunningham, of Centralia, and several stepchildren. Also several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn her passing is a brother, John (Linda) Hanna, of Kell.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Teal, brother Bobby Hanna, and daughter-in-law Connie Connor.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Sutherland-Rankin Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the
Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy, with military honors accorded at the graveside by the Salem American Legion Post #128.
Visiting hours will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday at Sutherland-Rankin Funeral Home. Due to recent health concerns, it will be necessary to wear a mask and social distance at all services.
The family suggests those interested in leaving a memorial to consider the Iuka General Baptist Church and left with Sutherland-Rankin Funeral Home, 310 N. Broadway, PO Box 97, Salem, IL 62881, 618-548-1234, entrusted with the family’s care. Online expressions of sympathy may be left at sutherlandfuneralhome.com.