of Christ by impacting the lives of those around him. He loved the local coffee crowd, playing dominoes and sharing his never ending sense of humor. He and Bev rarely missed a CWL Panther school event. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. James L. Wilhite was promoted to Glory on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, surrounded by his family, at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt. He was 78. Cherishing his memory are his wife, Beverly of Britt; children, Vana (Kevin) Kruger of Wesley; Kevin "Pete" (Bonnie) Wilhite of Corwith; Keith (Tanya) Wilhite of Waukee; grandchildren, Nickolaus, Rebecka and Krista Kruger; Chelcee and Luke Wilhite and Breanne and Carrie Wilhite. Also surviving are brothers, Robert (Alice) Wilhite of Russell; Merle (Darleen) Wilhite of Des Moines; Donald Wilhite of Des Moines; sister-in-law, Hilda Wilhite of Waterloo and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Carrie; brothers, Cecil, Kenneth and Orlan; sister-in-law, Mabel Wilhite; nephew, Rick Wilhite and niece, Vicky Daniels.