Hilda Pauline Whalen, nee Willers, of Bella Vista, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the age of 95 years, 5 months and 5 days. She was born November 28, 1926 in Davenport, Iowa to Nick F. and Pauline Elizabeth Willers. On July 23, 1963, she was united in marriage to Harry Francis Whalen.
She and her husband, Harry, moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas in 1982. Hilda and her husband were members of the Bella Vista Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, golfing and craft work. In her working years, she was employed as a secretary, accounting and clerking for various companies across the country. Her husband, Harry, was transferred many times, so they moved often. Some of their locations were Atlanta, GA, to Chicago, IL, to Kansas City, MO, to Louisville, KY, to Denver, CO and back to Kansas City before moving to Bella Vista, AR.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Pauline Willers; her husband, Harry Whalen; brother, Nicholas Willers, sister, Dorothy (Jim) Plagmann and brother-in-law, Guy Patrick Whalen; and sisters-in-law, Erma Whalen and Henrietta Whalen
She is survived by her brother, John (Elaine) Willers of Raleigh, NC; sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Glynn of Bettendorf, IA; sister-in-law, Norma Whalen of Sullivan, MO; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022 with Rev. Rick Haggett officiating.
Interment was in the Steelville Cemetery.
Honored to be casket bearers were Lynn Whalen, John Willers, Mike Whalen, Jerry Whalen and Larry Copeland.
The Whalen Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, MO.
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