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In Memory of

Dana Whitehead

November 11, 1953 - March 28, 2015

Obituary


Dana Whitehead, 61, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Charlier VNA Hospice, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born November 11, 1953, in Indianapolis, to Richard (Cheryl) Denson of Little Rock, Arkansas and Bonnie Draher of Carmel, Indiana.

She graduated from Lawrence Central High School in 1971, attended Indiana University Bloomington and the I.U. School of Nursing in Indianapolis. She worked as a newborn intensive care nurse at Riley Children's Hospital where she met her husband Dr. Dan Whitehead, a radiologist. Prior to the advancement of her illness,...

Dana Whitehead, 61, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Charlier VNA Hospice, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born November 11, 1953, in Indianapolis, to Richard (Cheryl) Denson of Little Rock, Arkansas and Bonnie Draher of Carmel, Indiana.

She graduated from Lawrence Central High School in 1971, attended Indiana University Bloomington and the I.U. School of Nursing in Indianapolis. She worked as a newborn intensive care nurse at Riley Children's Hospital where she met her husband Dr. Dan Whitehead, a radiologist. Prior to the advancement of her illness, Dana was frequently involved with a variety of charities. She loved children and particularly enjoyed her work with CASA of Evansville. She had an infectious smile, never knew a stranger, made friends wherever she went, and was a generous and loving person. She enjoyed life and always remained positive, never complaining, even during the toughest times.

Dana was preceded in death by her step-father G. Daniel Draher.

She is survived by her husband Dan; sons, Eric of Spring, Texas, Jon (Crystal) of Parker, Colorado, David of Naperville, IL, and Michael Whitehead of Chicago; grandchildren Elliot and Olivia Whitehead of Parker, Colorado; her parents Richard (Cheryl) Denson and Bonnie Draher; sisters, Cindy (Fred) Farkas of Clarendon Hills, Illinois and Diana (Jim) Dunn of Noblesville, Indiana; father and mother-in-law, Gene and Gail Whitehead; brother-in-law, Joe Whitehead of Evansville; sisters-in-law Julie Hatfield of Carmel, Indiana Donna (Tom) Lynch of Evansville and Sally (Tom) Hoover of Carmel, Indiana and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburg Road. Friends may visit Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Alexander North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Road and Thursday from 11 AM until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vanderburgh County CASA or the Deaconnes Foundation. Condolences may be made online at AlexanderNorthChapel.com.