UNION STAR, MO – Georgia Lee (Simerly) Whorton, 87, Union Star, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph.

She was born on September 27, 1933, in the family home in Rosendale, Missouri, to William “Bill” and Thelma (Profitt) Simerly.

Georgia graduated from Union Star High School in 1951. On October 9, 1953, she was married to Basil “Don” Whorton. Six children were born to this union. Don preceded her in death on March 5, 1983.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Leroy Simerly, Bud Simerly, Donna VanMeter, Lynn Vaughan, and Johnny Simerly; Son-in-law Ron Garton; Sisters-in-law, Betty Simerly, Judy Simerly, Neva Wolford, and Hazel Whorton; Brother-in-law, Joe Kimmel, Max Vaughan, Zodie VanMeter, Bill Wolford and Pete Wheeler.

Georgia is survived by her children Cheryl Garton, St. Joseph, Donald (Jackie) Whorton, Union Star, Douglas (Beth) Whorton, Kansas City, Missouri, David Whorton, Union Star, Rex (Connie) Whorton, Holton, Kansas. Ivan (Marilyn) Whorton, St. Joseph; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her twin sister Katy Kimmel, Union Star; Siblings, Dale Simerly, Union Star, Paul (Ann Marie) Simerly, Peoria, Illinois; Sisters-in-law, Dorothy Simerly, Union Star, and Dixie Wood, Savannah, Missouri; and brother-in-law Jay Whorton, St. Joseph; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral services will take place on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Roberson Funeral Home in King City, Missouri. The burial takes place in Union Star Cemetery, Union Star. The family welcomes friends to the funeral home on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., where friends can call on Mondays after 4 p.m.

Monuments can be directed to the Union Star United Methodist Church for the Roberson Funeral Home, PO Box 153, King City, MO 64463.

Online condolences can be sent at www.robersonfuneralhome.com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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