Marie Whaley

Glen Carbon |

Marie Irene “Peewee” Whaley, 95, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Edwardsville and Granite City passed away at 11:56 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon. 

She was born August 15, 1927, in Venice, Illinois, a daughter of the late Anthony and Alice (Siatta) Shambro. 

She married Edward Glennon Whaley on August 6, 1951, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Venice and he passed away on October 23, 2020. 

She retired in 1986 from the Department of Defense after 35 years of dedicated service.  She was a faithful member of the Holy Family Catholic Church.  She volunteered many years with several organizations including St. Elizabeth Hospital, Cahokia Mounds, and for John Shimkus.  She and her husband enjoyed many years of traveling the world and she enjoyed her days of cooking and spending time with her family. 

She is survived by five children and their spouses, Lynn and Paul Wuebbels of St. Louis, Mark and Lynne Whaley of Palm Springs, California, Michael and Jane Whaley of Branson, Missouri, George and Karen Whaley of Highland, Illinois and Joseph and Theresa Whaley of Edwardsville, Illinois; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Josie Johnisee of Glen Carbon; other extended family and friends. 

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Annie, Maggie, and Rosie. 

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Steven Thompson officiating.  

Instead of floral tributes, memorial donations may be given to Vitas Hospice. 

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Obit Provided By:
Irwin Chapel Funeral Home

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