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Arlene A. Boyd Whitaker 77, Indianapolis, passed away June 30, 2017. She was born Sept. 17, 1939, in Tompsonville, Ill., to the late John Boyd and Helen Rascoe Boyd. Arlene was employed as a licensed practical nurse at Royal Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation, in Terre Haute, for 20 years, retiring in 2005. She was a member of Point of Hope Apostolic Church.
Arlene is survived by her children, Vanessa Davis Garrett, Harold Whitaker, Alpha Whitaker, David (Nikki) Whitaker; brother, Jerry Boyd Jr.; sisters, Usonia Owens and Phillis Baker; 11 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in passing by her brothers, Alpheaus Boyd, Darrell Boyd and Alfonso Boyd; and sisters, Phyllis Powell and Wilma Johnson.
Services for Arlene will be noon Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, in Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday, at the mortuary. Graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. in Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute. Online condolences may be extended to the family by visiting: www.singletonmortuary.com
Published on  July 3, 2017
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