Whitney Nicole Waller of Steelville, Missouri was born on Wednesday, November 15, 1989 in Rolla, Missouri to Richard Allen and Marge Mae Autry Waller and passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021 at the age of 31 years, 4 months and 28 days.
Whitney was a lifelong resident of Steelville, Missouri and graduated from Steelville High School with the Class of 2008. She attended First Assembly of God Church in Steelville, Missouri and had accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at a young age.
During high school, she was a member of “Poms” dance team and enjoyed participating in the pep club during basketball games. After graduation, she attended Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Missouri then transferred to Missouri Baptist University and graduated with her teaching degree in April of 2015.
She had a love for children and put those qualities to use as she worked as a Paralegal at Bourbon Elementary until her health began to fail. Whitney loved to go shopping and was a fashionista. She was always matching from head to toe, and never mixed her name brands. Each weekend she had big plans whether it was road-tripping, going to Branson, attending a concert or ballgame or just to find a new place to eat with her mom and best friend Kim.
Whitney loved country music. She was a die-hard Cardinal baseball fan. She enjoyed facetime with her nephews, Finn and Drew, even knowing she’d be looking at the ceiling or getting put in a drawer. In the midst of her pain, she would greet others with a smile and uplifting spirit.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William “Bill” Waller, Richard Autry and Erma Hansen; and great grandparents, Alvin and Edna Waller and Clarence and Mae Smith.
She is survived by her parents, Marge Waller and Richard Waller, both of Steelville, Missouri; brothers, Chad Waller of Steelville, Missouri and Scott (Karla) Waller of Leander, Texas; nephews, Finn and Drew Waller of Leander, Texas; grandmother, Betty Waller of Fulton, Missouri; special friend, Kim Cook of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.