Frances Fern Whitney, wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker, died Friday, July 19, 2019 in Blue Springs, Missouri. She was 92. 

Fern was born outside New Lancaster and spent most of her life in Osawatomie. She was a skilled seamstress and accomplished quilter. She enjoyed traveling with her husband. And she was devoted to her children and grandchildren, who looked forward to her Bing cherry and devil’s food birthday cakes every year. She was active in the First United Presbyterian Church and the Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union Retirement Club. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence Smith Sage and Jessie Parker Sage, her sister Mildred “Peggy” Lambert, and her husband of 48 years, Everett Whitney. She is survived by her sister Helen Cartwright and son Bruce Whitney, of Osawatomie, daughter Elaine Akin, of Lee’s Summit, MO, six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2019 followed by a funeral at 2:00 p.m. at First United Presbyterian Church, 344 Main St, Osawatomie, KS. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Osawatomie First United Presbyterian Church.