Lora Ann "Ann" Wilhite, 69 of Carlinville, Illinois formerly of Springfield, Illinois passed away Tuesday evening, January 26, 2021, at Heritage Health Care in Carlinville, IL. Ann was born June 13, 1951, in Carlinville, Illinois, a daughter of Louis Edward II and Lora (Ward) Wilhite. Ann graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1969. She furthered her education at Blackburn College with a BS in Chemistry and a MS in Physiology from the University of Illinois in Springfield, Illinois. She married Roy Boyer April 11, 1977 in Springfield, Illinois. Ann started her working career at Prairie Farms Dairy as a chemist, then at St. John's Hospital working on research, and most recently for the State of Illinois Environment Protection Agency as a chemist. She also worked to promote scholarship opportunities for students entering the field of chemistry. Ann became a Master Naturalist through the University of Illinois and worked to preserve natural prairie lands and trails. In 2018 she was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a neurodegenerative disorder affecting speech and physical abilities. Ann was preceded in death by her parents. Burial will be in Hornsby Cemetery with her parents. Ann is survived by her brothers, Ed (Diane) Wilhite of Champaign, IL and Allen (Mary) Wilhite of Huntsville, AL, sisters, Marcy (Pete) Andersen of San Diego, CA and Amy (Chuck) Gugger of Edwardsville, IL, dear friend Ann Kibe, and a host of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers Ann would recommend that you plant a tree! Please visit www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences or light a candle in her memory. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.