Marva Whitney

Queen of Funk
10:56 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Marva Whitney Remembered In Kansas City

Used by permission of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries, Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections.

Iconic funk and soul singer Marva Whitney will be buried Saturday in Kansas City. She died two weeks ago at the age of 68, just six years after the passing of James Brown, who catapulted her to national stardom.

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3:43 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Marva Whitney, 'Soul Sister No. 1,' Dies At Age 68

Funeral services for Marva Whitney are pending, according to a Facebook page dedicated to the followers of the Kansas City woman known as Soul Sister No. 1.

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