ELKHART — Mary Catherine (Strothman) Whisennand, 75, died Oct. 20, 2019, in Elkhart. She was born in Coffeyville, Kan., April 29, 1944, and was adopted by Irwin and Frances Strothman shortly thereafter.
She graduated from Yarbrough public school in 1962. On Nov. 7, 1964, she married the love of her life, James D. Whisennand. To this union they had Tammie Ilene, whom was the pride and joy of both of them.
She is survived by her daughter, Tammie Elsen; two grandsons; and brothers, Dave and Ron Smevik. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; parents, Irwin and Frances Strothman; brothers, Dale and Melvin Strothman.
Vigil and rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Elkhart. Interment will follow at Elkhart Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Memorial contributions may be given to Via Christi Foundation, for heart patient care support, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.