Here's the obituary published in the Daily Kent Stater, the Kent State student newspaper. Here, too, is a wonderful remembrance by a dear friend, George L. Daniels, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. "When it comes to journalism and media, Evonne Whitmore was a winner in every way– a champion who constantly made touchdowns as a broadcast journalist, a media scholar, a program planner, newsletter editor and professional organization leader," Daniels wrote.
According to the listserve, many people within AEJMC are already considering multiple divisions and perhaps the entire organization can and should best create a lasting legacy in Dr. Whitmore's memory.
Dr. Whitmore's homegoing celebration is set for today in Akron, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to are asked to make donation's in her name via check and payable to the Kent State University Foundation at: KSU/JMC, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242. Reference The Dr. Evonne H. Whitmore Memorial Scholarship on the check.