Ronald Whitley, 68, passed away on January 8, 2021 in Jerseyville. He was born on April 7, 1952 to Louis Homer & Edna Marie (Schaaf) Whitley in Jerseyville. He was a US Army veteran and a laborer for Cope Plastics. He loved music and was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Jerseyville. He is survived by his mother: Edna Whitley; his children: April (Chad) Aldrich of East Alton and Anthony (Kristi) Whitley of Montana; his grandchildren: Kristen Whitley, Jace Wheeler, and Ethan Richardson; his siblings: Helen Marie Sexton, Gary Louis (Linda)Whitley, Ina Pearl (Rick) Clendenny, Paul Edward (Kathy) Whitley, Jane Elizabeth (Terry) Piper, William Raymond (Gail) Whitley, Dorothy Eileen (Jeff) Booth, and Rebecca Louise (Chuck) McBride. He is preceded in death by his father, his niece: April Jones, and brother-in-law: Jim Sexton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, so they can donate to a charity of their choice to teach children music. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family would like to recognize Ronald’s selfless act of organ donation to benefit the lives of others.
Per his request, he was cremated.
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