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Karla Ann Whitaker
June 21, 1966  -  November 4, 2018


Karla Ann Whitaker, 52, went to meet her eternal maker on November 4, 2018 at her home in Gassville, Arkansas, after a short battle with brain cancer.
Visitation and funeral services will be held at Gassville Baptist Church with Brother Gary Wise officiating, followed by interment at Gassville Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. Karla will be laid to rest with her son, Dylan, who preceded her in death in 2011.
Karla Ann (Crownover) Whitaker was born June 21, 1966, in Lebanon, Oregon to Darrell and Phyllis Crownover. Karla was a cheerleader and a graduate of Cotter High School. She was married to Jimmy Whitaker for 33 years; together they raised two sons, Josh and Dylan. Karla worked at First Security Bank in the Trust Department for 34 years, forming close relationships with her co-workers and clients. She was a lifelong active member of Gassville Baptist Church and sang in the choir. Karla enjoyed quilting, cooking, and spending time with her family. She always sought out adventure by traveling, camping, going to Silver Dollar City, and attending St. Louis Cardinal games with the love of her life, Jimmy.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Whitaker: son, Josh Whitaker; grandchildren: Graclyn and Coldin Whitaker of Mountain Home; mother, Phyllis Crownover of Gassville; father, Darrell and Sue Crownover of Midway; brother, Brad (Heather) Crownover of Cotter; half brother, Dan Choate of Bergman and in-laws, Jim and Betty Whitaker of Midway.
She is preceded in death by their son, Dylan; her grandparents, Troy and Bela Hightower and Jess and Nellie Crownover.
Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Gassville Baptist Church with honorary pallbearers Brad and Greg Marler.
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