Jeananne Whitmer

July 1, 1951 ~ February 27, 2019 (age 67)
Jeananne Whitmer, 67, passed away February 27th, 2019 at home in Pocatello with her family by her side.
She was born July 1st, 1951 in Mt Pleasant Michigan.
She spent her life advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. She was instrumental in the disability world at enacting laws that bettered the lives of people with disabilities. She was an avid writer and editor. Jeananne valued family and spent as much time with her nieces and nephews and her great nieces and nephews as she could. SHE LOVED TOYS and chocolate!
Jeananne was known for her fiery spirit and with helping the nieces and nephews get into trouble. She was always helping the nieces and nephews with their projects and to achieve their goals and accomplishments. She lived her life to the fullest and by her own rules.
The family wishes to thank Heritage Hospice. They also want to give a special thanks to Erica Tovar, Aaron Varela, Jeremy Cage, Elizabeth Barney, and Susan Bear for their dedication and their loving care of Jeananne for so many years.
Her Pocatello family will miss her terribly but has found comfort that she is in a better place.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Albert and Rita Whitmer; and her siblings: Jon K Whitmer and Kathleen L Whitmer Weiderhold.
She is survived by her siblings: James L Whitmer of Greenville, Michigan; Marcia F Draves of Sanford, Michigan; Gregory P Whitmer of Sanford, Michigan; Monica L Horden of Sanford, Michigan; Therese R Varela of Pocatello, Idaho; and Kristin M Kane of Monroe, Michigan.
At her request there will be no services. The family will hold a memorial at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at
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