PHYLLIS PATRICIA ”PATTY” CORNELL
July 14, 1937 ˜ November 5, 2021
Phyllis Patricia (Patty) Cornell of Ariel, WA, passed away peacefully Nov. 5, 2021.
Patty was born Jul. 14, 1937, in Center, ND, to Grace and Vincent Schumsky (both deceased). She was one of six brothers and sisters. The entire family moved to the West Coast when Patty was about seven years old, eventually settling in Vancouver, WA. Patty graduated from Vancouver High School in 1955.
Patty was known as the caretaker of her family, an angel some would say. She was always willing to help anyone in their time of need. She was the best mother to her children and always provided for her family. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed spending time cooking for her friends and family. She was active for many in years in the Dollars Corner Moose Lodge.
Patty is preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Norman Anderson; brothers, Raymond Schumsky, Bobbie Shumsky, and Gregory Anderson; and sister, Alice Rupley; her sons, Philip Whisenhunt, Tracy Whisenhunt.
She is survived by her loving husband, Martin; her children, Brent Whisenhunt, Norman (Chris) Whisenhunt, Michelle (Bill) Melton; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Snell of San Diego; and brother, Donald Schumsky of Renton; numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral services for Patty will be held at Laynes Funeral Home in Battle Ground, Saturday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. Private graveside services for immediate family will be held Monday, Nov. 22, at Yale Cemetery.
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Published by The Columbian on Nov. 16, 2021.