Lela Whitney, age 86, of San Saba went to her eternal home Saturday, March 25, 2016 in Goldthwaite, Texas. Lela was born on July13, 1929 to Daniel and Mandy (Pierce) Brisco in Crowell, Texas. Lela married Pete Whitney in 1946 in Paducah, Texas. She was a resident of San Saba were she was known for her Ceramic Shop. She also loved to sing at church and play the piano. She crocheted and was a seamstress. Lela loved her family dearly and loved to be around her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and great-great grandchildren. Lela leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Janet and Deryl Hoyt of San Saba, John and Kay Whitney of San Saba, Larry Whitney and wife, Lupe of Oklahoma, Floyd Whitney and wife, Linda of Oklahoma, nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, three great - great grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by Pete Whitney her husband, parents, and three brothers.