The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 George E. Whetstine

George E. Whetstine

Death 5 Sep 2010 (aged 96)
Burial Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 100372062 · View Source
Suggest Edits

George was raised in Clay County north of Green, KS on the family farm in the Goshen Township. He was baptized and confirmed in the Wesley Chapel Church near Green. He married Helen Lippert on March 21, 1937 in Keats and they settled in the Peach Grove community in Riley County before moving to the Leonardville area where George farmed and worked as a union carpenter. He continued those careers when the family moved to Clay Center in 1961. Helen preceded him in death in 1999.

George was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Riley County Farm Bureau, President of the local carpenter's union and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. He is also preceded by his parents and a brother, John.

Daughter: Nancy Ryan, Clay Center, KS
Son: Doug Whetstine, Las Vegas , NV
Special Daughter: Mary Whetstine, Denver, CO
Grandchildren: Michelle and husband B.D. Horton, Overland Park, KS; Grant and wife Kristen Ryan, Lawrence, KS;
Allison and husband Todd Abplanalp, Kansas City, MO
Cassandra and husband Garrett Croom, Aurora, CO.

He took great pride in his great-grandchildren: Katie, Maggie and Jonathan Horton; Olivia and Jack Ryan; Ryan Abplanalp; Ethan Croom

Sister-In-Law: Anna Larson, Overland Park, KS
Sister-In-Law: Leona Whetstine, Apache Junction, AZ

Funeral Services: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Clay Center, Kansas.
Officiating the service will be the Rev. James Byers.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Kansas.
Visitation will be held from 3-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or Leonardville Nursing Home c/o the funeral home.
Source: Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home

Family Members



Married March 21, 1937
Parents of Nancy and Douglas




  • Created by: ksrose
  • Added: 8 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100372062
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George E. Whetstine (6 Oct 1913–5 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100372062, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by ksrose (contributor 47255712) .