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From: "James Whitney" <>
Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Ernest W. Whitney-obituary
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 22:00:01 -0400
Ernest W. Whitney
Ernest W. Whitney, a resident of Kansas City for 70 years, died May 24, 2003, at Pike's Peak Care Center in Colorado Springs, CO. He was 86. Whitney is survived by his wife, Cora, three children, six grandchildren and a brother and sister-in-law. Ernie, as his innumerable friends knew him, was born in 1916, in Kansas City, KS, and graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1934. He earned a degree in Commerce from K-State in 1938, and was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. His first job was as sports broadcaster for WHB radio, where he teamed with newscaster Walter Cronkite on the station's evening news. During WWII, Whitney served as a captain in the Army Air Force. In 1943, while stationed in Washington, D.C., he met the love of his life, Cora Noll. They had been married 60 years. In 1953, Ernie and Cora became founding members of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village. Whitney moved his family to Grosse Pointe, MI, in 1954, and became head copywriter on th!
e Ford Motor Company account for J Walter Thompson Advertising Agency. He returned to his beloved Kansas City in 1961. In 1965, Whitney became a stockbroker for Bache & Co., and remained active in the brokerage business until his retirement in 1991. Many Kansas Citians will recall his daily stock market reports on KBEA-AM and KXTR-FM in the late 1970s and '80s. Many others were fans of his Sunday evening "Big Band Ballroom" show on KBEA in the '80s. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at the Village Presbyterian Church chapel on Mission Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the name of Ernest W. Whitney to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 606017633, or Pike's Peak Care Center, 2710 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80909.
Published in the Kansas City Star on 6/4/2003.
Not in my family. Just found by accident.
James E. Whitney,II
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