Kose Whytsell, 78 - Parkersburg

Kose Whytsell, 78, of Parkersburg passed away May 24, 2016 at Muskingum Valley Nursing Center, Beverly, Ohio.

He was born July 20, 1937 at Calhoun County a son of the late Simon Clinton and Laura Kerby Whytsell.

He retired in 1995 from G.E. Plastics.

Kose was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany. His life was centered around his grandchildren and their activities.

Kose is survived by his wife, Emma Joan Satterfield Whytsell; one daughter, Cheryl L. Himelrick (John) of Parkersburg; two sons, Harold D. Whytsell (Cyndi) of Mineral Wells and Clinton Whytsell of Parkersburg; two sisters, Geneva Morgan of Georgia and Katherine "Kate" Ladd (Harold) of Cutler, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Ryan, Jake, Chad, Dustin, Coltant and Bryce.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Eugene; and two sisters, Louise Nevitt and Jewell Marsh.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg. Pastor Dwane Porter will officiate and interment with full military honors by American Legion, Parkersburg Post 15 will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour before services on Friday at the funeral home.

For those considering an expression of sympathy, memorials may be made to: Humane Society of Parkersburg, P.O. Box 392, Parkersburg, WV 26102. A guest book is available for sharing condolences with the family at www.vaughanfh.com