Barbara Jean Whetsell, 72, of Sevierville, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. She worked for Electro Voice for over 30 years and then for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital until retirement.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Whetsell; parents, Edward and Lela McFalls; siblings, Ted, Glen, Dorothy, Emma Lou and Peggy.

Barbara is survived by her children, Steve Murphy (Debbie), Tina Miehlke (Kurt), Jennifer Hailey (Chris); as well as grandchildren, Casey, Chris, Amanda, Michelle, Kasey, Carl, Gerrod, Mikayla and Emma and several great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by brothers, W.B. McFalls and David McFalls; and sisters, Linda Kilby and Jenny Slover; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pat Head Summit Foundation at or the Muscular Dystrophy Associaton at Everyone is welcome to attend a casual Celebration of Life service that will be held at her home at 1816 Frankie Lane, Sevierville on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.atchley