Vala Jo Whisenant, 89, of Whitesboro, TX was called home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
Vala was born on February 6, 1932 in Oklahoma City, Ok to John Bliss and Willa Jean (Stinson) Cassady. She married Don Whisenant on March 31, 1950 and they were married for 60 Years prior to his passing. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, and playing the piano and organ. Vala was known for her skinny chocolate cakes and her homemade pizzas. She loved taking care of her grandchildren Megan and Jarrett and she looked forward to Sunday dinners with family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Diana Johnson, daughter, Cindy Whisenant, grandchildren, Jarrett Whisenant, and Megan Payne and husband, Nick, sister-in-law, Shirley McConnell and special friends, Peggy and Gene Hoenig and Kay and Greg Montgomery.
Vala was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jean Cassady, husband, Don Whisenant, and her siblings.
Funeral services honoring Vala will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Collinsville Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Rick Carney. A time of visitation will be held at Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro beginning at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
We have so many beautiful memories of good times spent in the Whisenant home. Don & Vala were like a second set of parents to us and grandparents to our children. Much love and many prayers to Cindy, Diana, Jarrett and Megan.
Cindy and Diana so sorry for the loss of your sweet mama. I know all of you will miss her dearly. Praying for peace and comfort and strength thru this difficult time. Love you
Vala Jo came into our family like a breath of fresh air when she and married my brother Donald. She had a “wicked” sense of humor and a fun loving nature and I just loved being around her. I was 14 and she was COOL before it was cool to be cool. While my brother traveled all around the globe she stayed home and raised two beautiful daughteo the two smartest grandkids in the the world and too many dogs, cats, horses,etc to mention. I am going to miss her so. God bless you my dear sister.
I have so many memories of Vala jo the nights we played Yatzy ,Don coming in and telling us we were way too loud. Getting grounded for bringing the horses in after dark. The huge dinner she fixed every night. And the list goes on and on. she was always ready to go no matter where we were going. She will be greatly missed by us all.
May she rest in peace and let Perpetual light shine up on her.
My condolences to Diane and Cindy (my other daughter) in the loss of their sweet mother. She was one of the kindest people I have ever known. Heaven is a little sweeter with her presence.
Vala Jo, such golden memories! Vala Jo and Don came to our apt. in Chicago the 3rd week of April, 1959, little Diana with them. Don and Harold just completed American Airlines Flight Academy, were there to begin their long careers in the cockpit of commercial flying. They were a wonderful couple who became best friends and shared our lives. Thank you, Cindy and Diana for sharing your precious parents! Love you. Shirley Romine