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Cimarron County, Oklahoma

Willowbar Cemetery

© Marietta Monitor
3 Oct 2003, page 4
Submitted by: Martha Reddout


Thank You For Your Service!

Bobbie D. Whisennand

May 23, 1932 ~ September 27, 2003

Services for Bobbie D. Whisennand, 71, of Marietta, were held at 10 a.m., Monday, September 29, in the Shady Dale Baptist Church with Rev. John Sconce officiating.

Mr. Whisennand was born May 23, 1932, in Elkhart, Kansas, the son of Henry A. and Malinda C. Davolt Whisennand. He died Saturday, September 27, 2003, at his residence in the Shady Dale Community.

Mr. Whisennand had been a resident of Love County since 1991. He was raised in the Elkart and Keyes, Oklahoma area. He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1949. He and Janie M. Harding were married in Carson City, Nevada, on March 13, 1965. Mr. Whisennand was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and also the Vietnam War. He served in the U.S. Air Force 22 years retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. His military honors included the Korean Service Medal with three Battle Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and the Air Force Longevity Service award.

His favorite pastime was hand-tooling leather, he was also an avid reader, who enjoyed drawing cartoons and writing short stories. He was member of the Shady Dale Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Whisennand of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Candi Kosler of Keyes, David and Kari Kosler of Marietta; Bruce and Joyce Whisennand of Warrensburg, Missouri; two daughters and son-in-law, Colleen and Karl Brand of Houston, and Cheryl Kosler of Belfast, New York; one sister, Jean Fleming of Keyes; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; four sisters; and a granddaughter, Alana Kosler.

Serving as pallbearers were Tony Tamez, Robert Varner, Brent Sykora, Charles Riddle, Bobby Spanglo and Joel Hodges. Honorary bearers were the Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Shady Dale Baptist Church.

Interment was in Willowbar Cemetery of Keyes, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home, Marietta.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Cross Timbers Hospice or the Shady Dale Baptist Church, c/o Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home, 100 East Main, Marietta, Oklahoma 73448.

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