Irene Isabelle (Knight) Whitlock

December 28, 1927 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 93)


Irene Isabelle (Knight) Whitlock, 93, Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on January 4, 2021 at Franciscan Health Indianapolis. She was born December 28, 1927 in Morgan County, Indiana to the late Reverend Paul Samuel Knight and Ollie Lela “Whitaker” Knight. Irene was married to her husband, Robert Lee “Bobby” Whitlock, for 62 years. They were married on May 31, 1947 in Martinsville, Indiana.

Irene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother working hard through the years for her family. Irene worked several years at Ft. Harrison. She retired in 1989 after 25 years as a customer service representative at Indianapolis Allstate Insurance office. She was a longtime member of Indianapolis Southside Church of the Nazarene.

Irene is survived by her children Dianne (Steve) Jones of Plainfield, Indiana, Rev. Ronald L. Whitlock (Eunice) of Indianapolis, Indiana and Barbara (Darrel) Anderson of Olathe, Kansas; sisters Julia Ruth “Knight” Jester, Iris Carol (Art) Hadley, and Marjorie Joyce “Knight” Ballinger; ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She is preceded in passing by her husband Robert L. Whitlock; parents Paul & Lela Knight; brothers Arthur Wendell (Cecile) Knight, Harry Allen (Norma) Knight and James Leon Knight; sisters Crystal Hope “Knight” (George) Earlywine and Lela Pauline Knight.

Services for Irene will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Indianapolis Southside Church of the Nazarene, 2515 Thompson Rd, Indianapolis, Indiana.  Calling will be from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service Saturday at Indianapolis Southside Church of the Nazarene. Reverend Ray McCrary will be officiating the service. Interment will take place in Marion National Cemetery. The family has suggested Memorial gifts may be given to Indianapolis Southside Church of the Nazarene. Flowers may be delivered to Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 1202 S. Lynhurst Dr. Indianapolis, Indiana 46241. Online condolences may be extended to the family by visiting

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Funeral Service
January 9, 2021

3:00 PM
Indianapolis Southside Church of the Nazarene (Indianapolis, Indiana)

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