Obituaries Kathryn Elaine (Rose) Wischropp

Kathryn Elaine (Rose) Wischropp


WICHITA — Kathryn Elaine (Rose) Wischropp, 82, Wichita, died Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Park West Plaza Retirement Community, Wichita.

She was born July 30, 1938, the daughter of Orville and Willene (Wiggins) Rose on a farm near Quenemo. She spent her early life in the Lyndon and Vassar communities. She graduated from Vassar Grade School, Lyndon High School, Butler County Community College, and Kansas State University. She was in the second nursing class to graduate from Butler and worked at hospitals in El Dorado and Manhattan.

On Sept. 1, 1957, Kathryn was united in marriage to Ted Wischropp at the United Methodist Church in Vassar. They shared over 63 years of marriage. To this union were born two children, Scott and Sherrill.

Kathryn was always ready for new adventures. She and Ted spent 17 winters in the Rio Grande Valley as “Winter Texans.” They also spent several Christmas seasons in Branson, Mo., working as motor coach greeters. In south Texas, Kathryn enjoyed golfing, dancing, and trips to Mexico where she participated in dining, dancing and drinking. The couple moved to Oklahoma, where Kathryn was able to assist her son-in-law and daughter on their ranch, where she got to interact in the lives of her two granddaughters. Kathryn was an excellent cook and seamstress. Most of all, she was a caring and devoted nurse, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Don and Larry Rose; two sisters, Jolinda Rose and Pat Burkdoll.

Kathryn is survived by her husband, Ted, Wichita; son, Scott Wischropp, El Dorado; daughter, Sherrill (Kim) Harsh, El Dorado; two granddaughters, Kendall Harsh, Lawton, Okla., and Kennedy Harsh, El Dorado; two sisters, Helen Nordling, Erlanger, Ky., and Lou Ann Brinkley, Ottawa.

Graveside services and inurnment will take place at a later date at the Mount Zion Cemetery, north of Vassar.

The family wants to thank the staff at the Park West Plaza Manor for the care and kindness shown to Kathryn, and also the Phoenix Hospice members for the support they gave Kathryn and her family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the nursing school at Butler County Community College and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

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