Paula S. Whitesell, age 83, of Warsaw, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, in Grace Village Health Care and Rehabilitation, Winona Lake.

She was born June 8, 1935, in Warsaw, to Paul and Margaret  Shunk. On May 12, 1955, she was united in marriage to Richard Douglas Whitesell.

Paula was formerly employed by Lake City Bank, Warsaw, as a customer service representative and teller. Her memberships include the First United Methodist Church, Warsaw, and the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by granddaughters Nicole (spouse David) Warner of Irasburg, Vt., and Tara (spouse Mathew) O’Hara of Clearwater, Fla.; and great-grandchildren Allison and Noah Goulet, Ajay Warner and Olivia O’Hara.

She was preceded by her son, Richard Paul Whitesell, and husband, Richard Douglas Whitesell.

Visitation hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, in the funeral chapel, with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.


Memorials to Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County (Building Fund), 3489 E. 100 S., Pierceton, IN 46562.

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