Annie Lee Whigham

Annie Lee Whigham, 71, Kansas City, Missouri passed away June 21, 2017 at Research Medical Center.  A memorial gathering will be held 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society.  Memorial contributions may be mailed to: 7211 South Benton, Kansas City, MO 64132

Annie was born January 23, 1946 In Andalucia, Alabama.  She was born to Algier and Ethel Whigham.  Annie moved to Buffalo, New York and then to Niagara Falls, New York.  After some time, she settled in Kansas City, Missouri where she enjoyed working in the kitchen at Western Missouri.

She loved her job but decided to retire so that she could spend her golden years traveling.  Annie want to Mississippi, Florida and Las Vegas.  She dipped her feet in the Atlantic Ocean, as she refused to go into the water any further.

Annie loved to crochet quilts for her family, especially all new born babies in the family.  She also loved to cook, which was her true passion.  Since everyone was family, she never met a stranger.  Annie always opened her heart and home to those in need, without question.  She will be missed.

Survivors include; sons, daughters and in law’s, Algier & Minnie Whigham, Robert & Vicki Bennett, Dorsell & Claude Arrington, William Arrington, Nicole & Lonnie Ketcher;  brother, Edward Whigham; sister in law, Meadrica Suber; eleven grandchildren; Darnell, William, Kevin, Tia, Alicia, Constance, Ashley, Sierra, Sabrina, Lashoneka and Lyria.  She also had thirteen great grandchildren.

Annie is survived by several adopted children including; Daisy Abrusko and James Cunningham along with their spouses and children.  She also leaves behind; goddaughter, Tamika Sharee, nieces, nephews and cousins.


  1. Cordelia Whitley on June 27, 2017 at 10:02 am

    So sorry for you loss. Praying God’s comfort to the family.

  2. Maria Dockery on June 27, 2017 at 10:16 am

    May you all find Peace and Comfort in Ann’s memories she left with you along with the love she shared to each of you. Maria Dockery and Family

  3. Brenda Hawkins on June 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I going to miss u the little time I did know u u a good women r.I.p.Nano love u always

  4. Verona L. Moody & Mia Kai Simonne Moody on June 29, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Sending heartfelt condolences to all who were blessed to know this wonderful, generous, kind, God fearing & God loving woman. May the loving & joy filled memories she left all of you, bring you comfort in the times to come.

  5. Owen Steed on June 30, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Our prayers are with the entire family.

  6. Georgia Williams on July 2, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    so sorry to here Lee lee has passed away.God be with the family in time of sorry. But she always in your heart with love. God bless

  7. Susanne Sharpe on September 24, 2017 at 12:08 am

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was such a beautiful person. Dorsell, this is your childhood friend Susanne from Buffalo. Please contact me. Love you always.

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