Loran Keith Whitney, 82, of Hutchinson, died Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born December 1, 1936, in Wellsville, PA, the son of Keith and Enolia (Marsh) Whitney. Loran served in the United States Air Force for 8 years.
He worked for many years as an adjuster for Trinity Universal Insurance. After retirement, Loran worked as a greeter at Walmart. He was of the Baptist faith.
On August 15, 1985, he married Marjorie J. Bock in Hutchinson. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Tracy, Tony, and Mark Basler, all of New Mexico; several grandchildren; brother, David Whitney (Laura), New York; nephews, Hunter and Remington Whitney; stepsons, Bradley Bock (Denise), Salina, Gary Bock (Joyce), Sunnyvale, CA, Christopher Bock (Kathy A.), Savannah, GA; stepdaughter-in-law, Kathy Ramskill, Topeka; step-grandsons, Andrew Mueller, Dylan Mueller (Marissa), Matt Mueller, Skyler Bock (Shraedha); step-granddaughter, Peyton Mueller; and five great-grandchildren. Loran was preceded in death by: his parents; stepson, E.J. Bock; step-daughters, Jody and Judy Bock.
Cremation has taken place and, per Loran’s wishes, no services will be held. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Elliott Mortuary.
Memorial donations are suggested to Cancer Council of Reno County or Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.