Sue Whatley

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Sue M. Whatley, 89, of Waco, passed away on America’s Birthday at a local hospital. Graveside services will be 10:30AM Saturday, July 6th at Rosemound Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Hines officiating. Visitation and viewing will be 6 to 8PM Friday, July 5th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Sue was born the eve of the Lord’s Birthday in 1923 in Hubbard to Doyle S. and Nannie Dee (Statham) Waller. A loved mother and "first" best friend, Sue lived a quiet life as a homemaker. She was a gifted seamstress for her family. She loved her family dearly, even more so during her later years in life.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frederick P. Schonerstedt, and Joel D. Whatley; her son, Danny P. Schonerstedt; one grandchild; parents; sister; and brother.

Survivors include daughters, Donna Adair and husband Don, Connie Silver and husband Duane, Judy Sisk and husband Danny, Jann Whatley, and Cathey Vaughn and husband Tony; 15 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; several counsins, nieces and nephews; and daughter-in-law, Linda Schonerstedt.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the West Relief Fund.

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  1. Judy so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, love and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

  2. Cindy Stafford Haney

    Jann & family:
    So sorry for your loss. In our thoughts and prayers. Love you, and God Bless!

  3. to all the family i want to express my greatest respect for your mother and loved one.i am deeply saddened to just now hear of her passing. dorothy just let me know and i am truly sorry that i didnt hear till this am.she was a great and beautiful lady. i always loved the time i spent with all of your family. your mother was a close and great friend of my mothers and i miss hearing them talk and all the laughing they would do.may god grant you peace and comfort in knowing shes with the best.may she forever rest in to you all. god be with you and yours.

  4. I am very sorry for your loss. She was a dear friend of mine.

  5. Dear Connie and family – You are in my prayers. May God comfort you and sweet memories sustain you. Love, Marilyn

  6. Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. It is so sad for us when they leave us, but happy for them. Just remember that you can always talk to her and you will feel her around you.

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