Sue Carol Whitmer, 68, of Gibson City peacefully passed away at 1:10 pm Wednesday April 19, 2023 at home with her loved ones by her side. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00-4:00 pm Saturday July 15, 2023 at the Kruse Events Center in Gibson City.
Sue was born October 4, 1954 in Gibson City. A daughter of R.C. and Cova (McManama) Goff. She married Leslie “Butch” Whitmer on September 2, 1972 in Gibson City.
She is survived by her husband of fifty years Butch Whitmer of Gibson City. Also surviving are two sons that she was very proud of Nicholas Lee Whitmer of Moyock, North Carolina and Matthew Ray (Jennifer) Whitmer of Alpharetta, Georgia. Four granddaughters Bailey, Olivia, Hannah and Ella. Her siblings Douglas (Joyce) Goff of Gibson City, Thomas (Dorothy) Goff of Tuscola and Ruth Ann Hardy of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Kendall and Bobby.
Sue grew up in Gibson City and graduated from Gibson City High School in 1972. She spent many years as a floral designer. Beginning at Gibson City Florist then Friendly Flower Shop and lastly at County Market in Gibson City where she retired from in 2021. She took much joy in bringing happiness and comfort to others with her floral creations. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed cooking, shopping, gardening and cruising around town with friends with an ice-cold Coca Cola in her hand. Her greatest joy was spoiling her grandchildren and keeping up with their many activities and sporting events. She never missed an opportunity to show you their most recent picture which always brought a smile to her face. She will be missed by her family and many friends