Michelle Whitney

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Michelle Ann Whitney, 25, of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on June 16, 1988, to John and Linda (Relue) Whitney in Defiance.

She was working on her BA in sociology. Michelle loved to read horror stories and watch horror movies, write short stories, and enjoyed gardening. She laughed a lot and enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews who lovingly called her "Mickey Monkey."

Michelle is survived by her parents, John and Linda Whitney of Defiance; brothers, Tom (Angie) Whitney of Defiance, Michael Whitney of Defiance; sisters, Mollie Krontz of Edon, Mary (Matthew) Wirth of Rio Rancho, N.M.; and 10 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an aunt, Pat Layton; grandparents, William F. Whitney, Mary A. Kelly, Donald James Relue and Betty Jean Marshall.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, with a memorial service being held at 1 p.m. A potluck will be held at UAW Park, Defiance, following the services in her memory. The family would like everyone to bring a memory and a dish to share.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Lung Association. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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