Barbara F. Wilhite, 100, of Frankfort, died at 3:37am on Friday, April 8, 2022, at her home. She was born on Thursday, August 11, 1921, in Frankfort, the daughter of the late James R. and Elizabeth J. Fisher Abernathy. On February 6, 1941, she married George Wendell Wilhite, who preceded her in death on May 23, 1985.
Barb is survived by three granddaughters, Mindi S. Wilson of Pickerington, Janet L. (Perry) Clayton of Granville, Sherry L. (Tim) DeFrancisco of Lakeland FL, three great-grandchildren, Brandon Clayton, Emily Smith, Maddison Wilson, and one sister, Jean Lane of Frankfort, numerous nieces and nephews and a dear neighbor and friend, Sharon Flannery. She was preceded in death by one son, James W. “Jim” Wilhite, one sister, Nancy Johnson, and four brothers, James Jr., David, Charles, and Joseph Abernathy.
Barbara was a 1939 graduate of Frankfort High School and worked as a clerk for the Frankfort Board of Public Affairs. She served as Mayor of Frankfort and was also Post Master of the Frankfort Post Office. Barbara was a member of the Frankfort Presbyterian Church, enjoyed reading books from the library and was a member of a Canasta Club for sixty years.
In keeping with Barbara’s wishes, cremation will take place and no services will be held at this time. Barbara’s cremains will be buried beside her husband in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Barbara’s name to Adena Hospice, 9 S. Paint St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.