Dessie P. Whitlatch, 90, of Benwood died Nov. 13, 2002 in Wheeling, WV. She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Elzie H. Whitlatch; a daughter, Margaret Ann Canterbury; three brothers, Walter, Jack and Kenneth Robbins; a sister, Louise Starkey; and a grandson, John Joseph Canterbury. Surviving are nine children, AngieArt Loy, RossPatty Whitlatch, SamanthaJohn Mucheck, TootieTony Parravani, JamesFrances Whitlatch, SandyAlan Jafrate, PennyBruce West, Anna MayMike Gracik, BrendaDan Villani, a grandson with whom she resided, Kenny Canterbury, a brother, George Robbins, 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, a great great grandchild; and her beloved dog, "Buddy". There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Rescue League, PO Box 13, GlenDale, WV 26038.