Marietta Lucy Nett Whalen


   Marietta Lucy Nett Whalen, passed away at the age of 86, in Pearland, Texas on August 27, 2017. She was born to Clara Ternes and Joseph M Nett in Ost, Kansas. She married Bernard “Pete” Whalen on September 1, 1956.

In 1960 she moved to Goodland, Kansas with her husband where they established a home and raised their children. She loved her Goodland community and the Catholic Church. She was a member of the Sorority where she helped in many charitable events. She also enjoyed traveling as a travel agent helping others discover the glories of world. Marietta’s purpose in life was to serve others as God did, and to serve her family.

She is survived in life by her Brother Bert (Hope) Nett; children: John Thomas, Loretta Sue and Daniel Joseph (Richelle); three grandchildren: Ashley (Tony) Nemer-Brown, Ryan (Marianne) Nemer and Eric Whalen and her three great-grand children: Aaron and Sierra Brown and Roman Nemer and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a funeral service at 9:00 am on Thursday, September 07, 2017 at Crowder Funeral Home 2422 Broadway Pearland, TX 77581 with a burial to follow at Houston National Cemetery.

Please send flowers to Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland, TX or donations to: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Goodland, Ks in Marietta’s honor.

  She lived a full and happy life and touched so many people in this world. Her life was full of love and laughter and she will never be forgotten.


  1. I am so happy to have known Ms. Marietta. A sweet soul, full of grace who always made me feel welcomed and a part of the family. I pray her into God’s loving embrace. I pray peace and comfort for her beautiful family. I’m so sorry for your loss. With love and blessings, Maria Webster

    Maria Webster
  2. My sincere sympathy to the family at this time of great loss. Thinking of you especially, Loretta. You have been in my thoughts.

    Diane Schindler Goddard

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