Effa Whitmore



Age: 77


Summary: founder and longtime assistant director of the Spruce Ridge Charter Association (precursor of The Spruce Charter Learning Company) who established the unincorporated area's first charter school Spruce Ridge Charter Learning Center and later oversaw the educational institution grow up to more than 186 students alone in 1988.



Cause of Death: Killed during a tornado outbreak


Born: November 21, 1930


Died: June 21, 2008


Location: Spruce Ridge, Kansas