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Elvira Ann (Zorn) Whittaker

August 31, 1967 ~ December 19, 2021 (age 54)


Elvira “Sissy” Ann Whittaker, 54, of Arkansas City, KS passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.

Sissy was born August 31, 1967, in Springfield, MO to parents Jerry Zorn Sr. and Patricia (Kiehl) Parsons. She graduated from high school in Barnwell, SC and later moved to Louisiana where she met Dewayne Whittaker, they were married on May 15, 1985. Sissy worked as a hostess, but at the age of 24 was paralyzed in an incomprehensible incident. She never let it get her down and continued to live life to the fullest. She loved playing poker and bingo, karaoke and shopping, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and daughters.

Sissy is survived by her parents; daughters Mandy True (Joe), Brandy Whittaker, and Jerry Beeler (Shane); ex-husband Dewayne Whittaker; grandchildren: Jadyn, Allexyis, Falyn, Kreed, Reese and Dawson; uncle and caretaker Mike Kiehl; siblings: Jerry Zorn Jr., Jason Still, Quentin Chavis, Tanya Brant and Crandal Gunnells. She is preceded in death by her brother Eddie Still.

Cremation will take place and her family and close friends will have a celebration of life service in Derby on Sunday, December 26th. Shelley Family Funeral Home of Arkansas City is in charge of arrangements.

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