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Ivy Jo Whitehead

Friday, August 10, 2018

Ivy Jo Whitehead, 67, affectionately known to many as “Mrs. Ivy” passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Temple following a briefillness. A celebration of her life was held Aug. 5 at Riley Funeral Home Chapel. “Mrs Ivy” was born in Fort Worth on June 4, 1951, to Miss Nedra Farmer. She married the love of her life, Ted Ray Whitehead, Sept. 14, 1968. Together they shared the most amazing love and friendship which they cherished dearly for just shy of 50 years. They were blessed with two sons, Douglas Ray and Bradley Wayne. “Mrs Ivy” leaves a legacy of selfless giving and volunteer work. Her greatest pleasure was doing for others. She drove the HOP transit van in Hamilton for 23 years and touched the lives of young and old alike. Other charity and volunteer work included Salvation Army, Hamilton Livestock Show, Muscular Dystrophy, Hamilton Youth Athletics, numerous benefits and anywhere she could serve others. She was Hamilton’s Citizen of the Year in 2013. She is survived by her husband, Ted Ray Whitehead; sons, Douglas Ray and Bradley Wayne and fiancé Jamie; 12 grandchildren Tasha, Brittaney, Blake, Todd, Mariah, Dylan, Janna, Jacoby, Carleigh, Sam, Jack and Trent; eight great-grandchildren, Bailey, Alex, Tristan, Bethany, Braiden, Preston, Brantley and Kobe; two sisters, Joy and Helen, who were her best friends and partners in crime; numerous nieces and nephews; and an entire community of lifelong friends.