Lenore Elizabeth Whyte, 84, of Pecatonica, IL died at 7:43 a.m., Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Javon Bea Mercy Health Hospital after a lengthy illness. \r\n\r\nShe was born July 7, 1934 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Celestine (Fleming) Lazzaro. Lenore attended Muldoon High School and West High School. She married James Lyle Whyte in Rockford, IL on November 20, 1954. James died in January of 1977. Lenore worked for Amerock, Kermins Department Store and the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1992. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church; enjoyed cooking, gardening and her flower gardens. \r\n\r\nSurvivors include: sons Michael (Kathy) Whyte and Daniel Whyte; sister Lory Winterhalter and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers Frances and Charles Lazzaro. \r\n\r\nPrayers will be said at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019 in McCorkle Funeral Home - Countryman Chapel, 529 Washington Street, Pecatonica, IL with a Funeral Mass of the Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, 126 West 5th Street, Pecatonica, IL. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10. A Scripture service will be held Friday at 7:15 pm. \r\n\r\nA memorial will be established.