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JoAnn Anita (Marchetti) Whalen



Mrs. JoAnn Anita (Marchetti) Whalen, age 86, until recently of Payneville, KY, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, at The Waters of Winchester in Tennessee. She was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois among an Italian-American community. She was a graduate of Providence High School in Joliet. After her marriage to her loving and devoted husband, William E. “Bill” Whalen, Jr., they moved to Louisville, KY. JoAnn was nursing instructor at Jefferson State Vocational School, before retiring with Bill in Payneville. They were formerly members of St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi Catholic Church, and more recently members of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Brandenburg. JoAnn had resided at All About Homes Assisted Living Facility in Brandenburg, before recently relocating to Tennessee in March of this year.