Rebecca Sue (Nims) Whitaker, 58, of Kenton, Ohio passed away on April 23, 2023 after a 4.5 year battle with cholangiocarcinoma.
Rebecca was born on April 4, 1965 to the late Daniel and Karen (Prine) Nims in Lima, Ohio. After graduating from Lima Senior High School in 1983, Rebecca went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in 1987.
In 1989, Rebecca met Rick (Richard) Whitaker, and they wed in 1992, going on to have 2 children, Morgan (Hayden) Ellis and Allison (Devin) Brooker.
When Rebecca had married Rick, she decided to dedicate her life to being the most wonderful mother and wife. She excelled at not only being a mother to their children, but also being a stepmother to his other children, Michael (Mike) Whitaker, Courtney (Angie) Whitaker, Richard (Rich) Whitaker, Ashley Diego, and Kellee (Steven) Wray, and supporting them all through the many passions and difficulties of their lives. Rebecca looked at all of their children as her children and made it her goal in life to be the most accepting, loving, and caring mother she could be to all of them. Rebecca was also the most loving grandmother to her 8 grandchildren, Wyatt Ellis, Zane, Mya, and Kate Whitaker, Christina Diego, Nicolas Whitaker, Carlee and Lana Wray, and great granddaughter Violet Whitaker.
Rebecca was a very career driven and hard-working person. She was the Vice President and Co-Owner of Ricks Auto Sales and Ricks Truck and Equipment. She also worked at Job and Family Services for over 25 years as a Case Manager. She was known to go above and beyond for anyone she worked with, making sure she could do whatever possible to help anyone in need. Rebecca had a very kind and giving soul, who always saw the good in people.
In 2014, Rebecca purchased Pfeiffer Station General Store and became the sole Owner of the store. Cooking was one of Rebecca’s favorite things to do, so she added a full kitchen to Pfeiffer Station General Store and began selling home cooked meals to members of the community. Rebecca loved her store, her customers, and her employees.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, her stepsons Michael (Mike) Whitaker and Richard (Rich) Whitaker, and two grandsons Derrick Diego and Ezra Ellis.
Rebecca is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, and her sister Christine (Terry) Wireman.
Rebecca stands in our hearts as a reminder of strength, perseverance, love, and compassion. Though we will mourn her loss daily, we know we will be reunited in time.
Visitation will be on Thursday April 27, 2023, from 3:00-7:00 pm at Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton, Ohio. Funeral services will be Friday April 28, 2023, beginning at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church in Kenton, Ohio.
The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to Price-McElroy Funeral Home, or in lieu of flowers, all donations be sent to Not by Choice Outreach in Kenton, Ohio.
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