Peyton Ryan Whittington lived a short but full life
Peyton Ryan Hazeltine Whittington, 5, of Columbus died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services were Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Bloomington with the Rev. Mary W. Cartwright and the Rev. Mark Fenstermacher officiating. Burial was in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus. Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus was in charge of arrangements.
Peyton loved riding the school bus to Rockcreek Elementary School where he attended pre-school. He loved playing t-ball at Ceraland with the Bartholomew County Little League and playing Memory "Matching." He also loved Spiderman and telling jokes and enjoyed many activities with his brother, Stillman, such as crafts and riding four-wheelers.
Peyton was born in Bloomington, Jan. 12, 2008, the son of John Whittington and Lynn Marie Hazeltine Whittington.
He is survived by his parents, of Columbus; his twin brother, Stillman Neal Hazeltine Whittington of Columbus; grandparents, Kristi Olson and Neal Hazeltine, both of Bloomington, Charles "Shorty" and RoAnne Whittington of Elizabethtown and Linda Caveness of Marthasville, Missouri and great-grandparents, Jo Ann Scott of White City, Kansas, Dona Hazeltine of Elkhorn, Nebraska and Charles "Red" Whittington of Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peyton's Angels, C/O I.U.C.U., P.O. Box 368, Bloomington, IN 47402. Memorial donations will be designated to the research of Peyton's illness, (DIPG) Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.