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Jeanne Evans Whittaker, American Former newspaper columnist. Avocations: writing, reading, traveling F C. Recipient Penney-Missouri award University Missouri, 1984; 1st place lifestyles/Family award Michigan Press Association, 1982, 84, General Excellence award 1982, 86; General Excellence award Suburban Newspaper Association, 1979.


Whittaker, Jeanne Evans was born on January 1, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Alfred Heacock and Margaret (Evans) Whittaker.


Student, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1953. Bachelor of Science in History, University Michigan, 1956.


Clubmobile worker United Nations forces American Red Cross, Republic of Korea, 1956—1958. Staff programmer American Red Cross France, Chaumont, 1958—1961. Director Bexar County chapter youth American Red Cross, San Antonio, 1961—1962.

Staff writer/columnist Detroit Free Press, 1970—1975. Editor Michigan Social Register, 1975—1977. Lifestyle editor Observer and Eccentric newspapers, Birmingham, Michigan, 1977—1987.

Staff writer, columnist Detroit News, 1987—1991. Consultant in field, since 1992. Member advisory committee Wayne State University Press, since 2000.


  • Avocations: writing, reading, traveling F C.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to magazines.


Board directors Detroit chapter American Red Cross, 1989-1992. Member University-Liggett School Aumni Board, 2003^. Member advisory board Greenfield Village Antiques Show, 2000-2005.

Member Detroit History Society (board directors 1986-1991), Detroit Institute Arts Women's Association.


  • Other Interests

    Writing, reading, travel.


Married Charles Martin Hines Junior, September 29, 1962 (divorced February 1970). Children: Charles M. Hines III, Margaret Helen Whittaker Zimmerman.

Alfred Heacock Whittaker

Margaret (Evans) Whittaker

Charles Martin Hines Junior

Charles M. Hines III Whittaker

Margaret Helen Whittaker Zimmerman Whittaker