Emma Louise Whitmer
November 19, 1933- December 21, 2021
Emma Louise Whitmer, 88, of Catonsville and formerly of Dunkirk passed away December 21, 2021. She was born November 19, 1933 in Sumter, SC to Thomas Edward and Annie Mae (Kennedy) Hinson. Emma was raised in Sumter and Columbia, SC and graduated from Columbia High School in 1952. She married Burl Whitmer in 1956 and they lived in Washington, DC before moving to Forestville and later moved to Dunkirk in 1985. Emma was employed as a cafeteria manager for Prince George’s County Public Schools for 25 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church where she was involved in church meals and fundraisers and always provided amazing desserts for church functions. Emma enjoyed shopping, taking exercise classes at the Senior Center, going to lunch with friends and talking with her friends while at the beauty shop. Emma was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Emma was preceded in death by her husband Burl in October of 2021 and her sister Margaret Mintz. She is survived by her children Donna Biedzynski and her husband Joe and Tom Whitmer and his wife Andrea Garry, all of Catonsville, grandchildren Jeremy (Shannon), Daniel (Aimme) and Nathan and great-grandchildren Arwen, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.
The services for Emma will be livestreamed to the Rausch Funeral Home Facebook page and can be accessed by using the following link http://www.facebook.com/RauschFH.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021