June 23, 2024

Thelma Irene Whetstone

150x225-3206291Thelma Irene Whetstone, 82, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Homestead Health And Rehabilitation Center in Garden City. She was born on July 17, 1932 at Osawatomie to parents Ivan & Zelma (Neuer) Elkinton. She married Bill M. Whetstone on September 21, 1952 at Osawatomie. He died on April 12, 1998.

She was a member of Church Of The Nazarene in Garden City

Thelma graduated with the Class of 1950 at Osawatomie High School. After high school she worked for the Osawatomie American Telephone Company. They lived in San Diego from 1953 to 1961 and then they moved to Beagle, Ks and then to Meade. In 1966 they moved to Kalvesta where in 1967 she started driving a school bus for Garden City USD 457 which she did for over 30 years. They moved to Garden City in 1976. Thelma enjoyed singing and being involved with the Fiddlers And Pickers music events. She was preceded in death by her Parents & Husband.  

Survivors include 2 Sons Phil & Joy Whetstone Nardin, Oklahoma, Gary Whetstone Garden City, Sister Zella Berry Garden City, 11 Grandchildren, and 17 Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Saturday
Place: Church Of The Nazarene in Garden City
Officiating: Rev Tim Fields
Burial: Valley View Cemetery in Garden City
Memorials: St Jude Children’s Hospital
In care of Garnand Funeral Home 
Calling Hours: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Friday
At Garnand Funeral Home
Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com