Kathryn Elaine (Rose) Wischropp, 82, Wichita: July 30, 1938 – April 15, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Kathryn Elaine (Rose) Wischropp, 82, Wichita: July 30, 1938 – April 15, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. – Kathryn Elaine (Rose) Wischropp, 82, of Wichita, Kan., passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Park West Plaza Retirement Community, Wichita. Kathryn was born July 30, 1938, the daughter of Orville and Willene (Wiggins) Rose, on a farm near Quenemo, Kan.

Kathryn spent her early life in the Lyndon and Vassar, Kan., 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 County Community College and worked at hospitals in El Dorado and Manhattan, Kan.

On Sept. 1, 1957, Kathryn was united in marriage to Ted Wischropp, at the United Methodist Church, in Vassar. They shared more than 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 she 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, Kathryn 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; and two sisters, Jolinda Rose and Pat Burkdoll.

Kathryn is survived by her husband, Ted, of Wichita, Kan.; son, Scott Wischropp, El Dorado, Kan.; 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, Kan.

A graveside memorial service and inurnment will take place at a later date at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, north of Vassar.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the nursing school at Butler County Community College, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at www.feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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

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