Deidra (Parkhurst) Whiting of Dimondale,
Passed away June 23, 2020 at the age of 57. Dee was born in Lansing on February 17, 1963, the daughter of Jack and Peggy (Gilliam) Parkhurst. She attended Dimondale United Methodist Church. Dee worked for more than 27 years for Consumers Energy before retiring. She had a green thumb and loved her fairy garden. Dee enjoyed crafting, antiquing, collecting carnival glass and vacationing with her husband. She was also a strong supporter of Families Against Narcotics. Dee supported and gave to Family Life Radio and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She was a best friend to many, a devout wife, mother, and grandmother. Dee loved her grandchildren, loved spending time with them, playing with them and teaching them real life lessons.
Dee is survived by her mother, Peggy Parkhurst of Dimondale; husband, Steve Whiting of Dimondale; daughters, Stephanie (Brian) Paquin of Charlotte and Katie (Joe) Miller of Portland; son, Dustin (Jasmine Simone) Baughman of Dimondale; grandchildren, Lucas Paquin, Amelia Paquin and Maverick Baughman; sister, Pam (Shawn) Switzer of Olivet. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Parkhurst and son, Brian-Edward RJ Rose.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at Dimondale Cemetery. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Dee. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. To share memories and condolences please visit, www.millsfuneral.com.
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