Gertrude C. Whidden

Feb 21, 1923 - May 16, 2013


Gertrude C. Whidden, 90, of Berlin Heights, died on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Carriage House in Norwalk. 

She was born Feb. 21, 1923, in Lilly, Pa., and lived in the area since the 1950s. She owned and operated Whidden's Beauty Shop in Berlin Heights for 10 years. 

She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Norwalk, Berlin Echoes, and the Berlin Heights American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her two sons, Patrick (Cindy) Whidden, of Tennessee, and Daniel (Holly) Whidden, of Norwalk; a sister, Dolores Starchville, of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Matt, Clay, Jacqueline and Emma Whidden; and a nephew, Michael (Marianne) Starchville, of Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Whidden, and her parents, Russell and Marcella (Myers) Hodgson.

There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday May 21, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Berlin Heights.

Arrangements are entrusted to Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, Berlin Heights, where condolences may be left at

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Stein Hospice.