Lena Michelle Whipple of South Butler/Savanah passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the age of 56.
There will be no prior calling. Friends and family attended a celebration of Lena's life at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at the Walworth Second Baptist Church, 3689 Main St., Walworth. Private interment was in Marion Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Lena may be made to Hope Lodge of Rochester, 1120 South Goodman St. Rochester, NY 14620, or the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, 333 Westmoreland Drive Rochester, NY 14620.
Lena was born on June 13, 1957 in Clifton Springs. Lena was an LPN and worked more than thirty years in the health care industry. Lena was predeceased by her father, David Payne. She is survived by her husband, Russell "Rus" Whipple; mother, Nancy Payne; children, Kristi (Jason) Tierson and Timothy (Sarah) Tripp; siblings, Lori Jackson, Lesa (Eric) McKee, and David (Nancy) Payne; grandchildren, Bradlee, Connor and Ava Grace; mother and father-in-law, Pat and William Conlin.