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Hilbern O. Whitson
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Obituary for Hilbern O. Whitson

Hilbern O. “Hib” Whitson, of Rolla, MO, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the age of 88.
He was born on April 19, 1930 in St. Louis, MO to the late Charles Whitson and Birdie (Edgemond) Whitson. On March 20, 1950 he married Lena (Horn) Whitson in Washington, D.C. She preceded him in death in 2011.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Jewell Whitson and an infant son, Robert.
Hib was employed as a window clerk at the Rolla Post Office for 29 years. He was a big fan of Cardinals baseball and loved watching old westerns. Hib was a member of the Highgate Baptist Church. Hib and Lena loved to travel.
Hilbern “Hib” will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes: one daughter, Linda Williams and husband Melvin of St. James, MO; one brother, Charles Whitson of Rolla, MO; a sister, Betty Dablemont of Rolla, MO; two grandchildren, Douglas Williams and wife Rachel of St. James, MO and Matthew Williams and wife Stephanie of St. Peters, MO; two great grandchildren, Zachary Williams and Savannah Williams; several nieces and nephews; and a host of many friends.
A funeral service for Hilbern O. Whitson will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Interment will follow in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri Veteran’s Home in St. James, MO.


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