Carol Jean (Beam) Whitner
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Carol Jean (Beam) Whitner died peacefully on Saturday January 2, 2021 at Wingate Residences on the East Side, Providence, RI. She was the beloved wife of Robert (Bob) Whitner.
Carol grew up in Old Zionsville, PA, the youngest daughter of Magdalene and Homer Beam. She graduated from Emmaus High School (1951). She continued her education at Allentown Hospital School of Nursing (1953). She spent the next forty years as a Registered Nurse, retiring from Allentown Osteopathic Hospital at the age of 62.
Carol lived in Emmaus, PA for 17 years, where she raised her daughter. As luck would have it, after her daughter left for college, she met her husband, Bob. They were two peas in a pod! For 35 years they enjoyed their life together in Macungie, PA and Indian Harbour Beach, FL.
Always rescuing homeless cats and dogs, Carol enjoyed walking on the beach, collecting shells, country western dancing and riding her bike. She and Bob hosted many dinner parties where Bob cooked, wine flowed and Carol washed the dishes! Carol was kind and gentle. She was energetic, hardworking and loving. She had a heart of gold.
Most of all Carol loved caring for her friends and family. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Dolan and her husband Mark of Barrington, RI. She also leaves her step-children Kristin Leard and her husband Doug of Blue Bell, PA and Drew Whitner and his wife Suzie Stanton of Sandy, OR. She was also a loving grandmother to Maddison and Magdalene O’Hayer and Tyler, Corinne and Brian Leard. She was so proud of her children and her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters, Ruth Wetzel and Joanne Kleppinger.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when we can gather safely. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association. We would also like to thank her caregivers at Wingate Residences on the East Side for taking such good care of her.