In loving memory of Phyllis Cornell: 1937-2021


Phyllis Patricia (Patty) Cornell of Ariel, Washington, passed away peacefully Nov. 5, 2021. 

Patty was born July 14, 1937 in Center, North Dakota to Grace and Vincent Schumsky, who are both deceased. She was one of six brothers and sisters. The entire family moved to the West Coast when Patty was about 7 years old and eventually settled in Vancouver, Washington. 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 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; sister Alice Rupley; and sons Philip Whisenhunt and Tracy Whisenhunt. 

She is survived by her loving husband Martin; her children Brent Whisenhunt, Norman (Chris) Whisenhunt and Michelle (Bill) Melton; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Mary Snell of San Diego; brother Donald Schumsky of Renton; and numerous nephews and nieces. 

Funeral services for Patty will be held at Laynes Funeral Home in Battle Ground on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at 1 p.m. Private graveside services for immediate family will be held on Monday, Nov. 22, at Yale Cemetery.