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Mary Bryant Jarnagin Whitehouse

Obituary for Mary Bryant Jarnagin Whitehouse

April 26, 1926 - November 15, 2020
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 94


Mary Bryant Jarnagin Whitehouse, born April 26, 1926, in Muhlenberg County KY, entered the kingdom of heaven in the waning hours of November 15, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Kenneth, and her eldest son John Kenneth.

Mary is survived by her three children Linda Crabtree and Donna Whitehouse of Owensboro and her son and daughter-in-law Alan & Tina Whitehouse of Augusta, GA; her grandchildren, Tonya and Jay Wells of Dyersburg, TN and Dwayne Kent and Sherry Crabtree of Louisville, KY, and great-grandchildren Courtney Wells and Alyssa Wells of Louisville and Bailey Wells of Dyersburg.

Mary was very active her entire life. She started her own salon business in 1952 in the old Kresge building downtown and continued her career for 35 years. Additionally, she was deeply involved in many aspects of church life at Breckenridge Street Methodist church, which she cherished. She served on the board of the Friends of the Children at Mary Kendall Home and the Owensboro Help Office for many years and was also active in the Eastern Star.

A graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery on Saturday,
November 21, at 3:00 PM.

Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

The number of those attending the graveside service shall be with current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Mary Kendall Home, 193 Phillips Court, Owensboro KY, 42303 or Breckenridge Street Methodist Church 1400 Breckenridge Street, Owensboro, KY 42303.

Memories and condolences for the family of Mary Whitehouse may be left at

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Mary Kendall Home
    193 Phillips Court
    Owensboro, KY 42303
  • Breckinridge Street UMC
    1400 Breckinridge Street
    Owensboro, KY 42303

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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