Edythe Edna Whitfield, 79 of Madisonville passed away Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Brighton Cornerstone Nursing. Born September 21, 1942, to the late William and Hazel (Smith) Thomas of Nortonville. She worked as a bus driver and a driver trainer for 27 years; 5 years were with W.D. Uzzle and then 22 years with the Hopkins County School Board. She enjoyed traveling and reading a good book. She loved time with her family and looked forward to being with each of them.
Preceded in death by her husband, Albert "Nubby" Whitfield; sister, Odell Hayden; and several beloved in-laws.
Survived by her daughters, Jacqueline (Randall) Franklin of Madisonville and Marcel (Kimberly Manasco) Whitfield of Madisonville; 2 grandchildren, Paige (Joey) Mankovich of Louisville and Seth (Savannah Hayden) Franklin of Madisonville; a close cousin, Evelyn Thomas of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be held Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 12:00pm at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville with Bro. Daniel Vandiver officiating. Burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation to begin at 10:00am at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Seth Franklin, Joey Mankovich, Jeff Franklin, Randall Franklin, Robert Crawford and Jerry Hulet.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Hopkins County Humane Society in her memory.
Hopkins County Humane Society
2210 Laffoon Trail, Madisonville KY 42431