Wayne L. Whitbey, age 67, died March 19, 2019, at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.He was born May 14, 1951, in Springfield, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Myrle Dean Whitbey; father, Virgil Whitbey; stepfather O.W. “Woody” Mitchell; grandparents, G.B. and Ida Mae Whitbey, and Robert and Bessie Keeler.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Shanna and Robert Graeff and their 2-year-old twin daughters Lydia Pearl and Rowan Melanie; his stepson Russell Wright, all of St Louis, Mo.; his mother, Clara Mitchell; sister and brother-in-law Carolyn and Raymon Brown of Lexington, Ky.; stepbrother and wife Mike and Margo Mitchell of Santa Cruz, Calif., as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services were held May 10, 2019, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with full military honors.

Wayne was a 1969 graduate of Willow Springs High School.


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