Lou Whitaker, 69, died August 13 at Baptist Health Hospital in Madisonville.
Born in Kingscreek to the late Altie and Arthur Stidham, she was the widow of Ira Whitaker.
She was a sister of the late Hubert Stidham, Alvin Stidham, Eula Stidham, Lula Boggs Fields, Evelyn Banks and Pearl Banks.
Surviving are a daughter, Vicki Taylor and husband Arthur; three sons, Scott Whitaker and wife Dianna, Donovan Whitaker, and Derrick Whitaker; nine grandchildren, Clay Whitaker, Carter Taylor, Kelsey and Kendall Whitaker, Isaiah and Sophia Whitaker and their mother, Kim Piper, Elijah Whitaker and his mother Amanda Davis, Phoenix Whitaker and her mother, Felicia Smith; three brothers, Bob Stidham and wife Vena and Darrell Stidham and wife Barbara, all of Charlestown, Ind., and Dorris Stidham and wife Phyllis of Brandenburg; and two sisters, Sue Thomas of Whitesburg, and Shirley Kelly and husband Joe of Louisville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Whitaker were held August 16 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial was in Cherry Hill Cemetery in Central City.