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Visitation

Marathon Memorial Chapel
Saturday December 28th, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Memorial Service

Marathon Memorial Chapel
Saturday December 28th, 2019
3:00pm

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Kona J. Whitney

Kona J. (Burk) Whitney, 57, of McGraw, NY, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2019, at her home, while surrounded by her family.

Kona was born in Roanoke, VA, on December 19,1962, the daughter of LeRoy “Joe” and Sheila Carrier Burk. She was a 1981 graduate of McGraw Central School and a 1983 graduate of Central Tech where she received a degree for practical nursing. A strong and courageous woman, Kona will be missed by her family and many friends.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Thomas Whitney; and her children, Tom (Kim Mullins) Whitney of McGraw and Alyssa Whitney of Wilson, NC. She also leaves behind her father LeRoy “Joe” Burk of McGraw, her sister Audrey (Lynn) Rider of Harford and her brother, James (Gale) Grummons of Wellesley; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friends, Beth Moorhead, Hassie McCarney, and Sheila Peak.

She was predeceased by her mother, Sheila Burk, on February 7, 1998.

Memorial services for Kona will be held at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 State Route 221, Marathon, NY, on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Rick Reed officiating.  The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Kona may be directed to the Kiwanis Club, Lion’s Club, or the Women of the 20th Century Club.


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Guestbook

I went to high school with Kona, and knew her many years after. She was always so soft-spoken and sweet! And upbeat! I never once heard her complain about her injury, she just had (and still does) the most uplifting and generous spirit. Truly a beautiful soul. That soul lives on, shining its light.

Lee (Lisa) Miller, McGraw Dec 31 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Kona was a great friend to Frances and we know how much they meant to each other. May the memories you hold dear give you comfort in the coming days.

Carmela Pizzola & family Dec 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kona Whitney

NANETTE SANTORO Dec 23 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless to your family.

Russell Livermore Dec 23 2019 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss, TJ. Please accept my sincere condolences and extend them to your family.
Peace, Gwinno

Dave Gwin Dec 22 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kona Whitney

Corie Sherwood Dec 22 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kona Whitney

Genny Knight and family Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kona Whitney

Joyce Teasley Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kona Whitney

Susan Sanderson Dec 20 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kona Whitney

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