Kathleen Clark Whiteman

Obituary Notice

Kathleen Clark Whiteman, of Little Rock, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2004 at Woodland Hills Healthcare after a short illness.

Mrs. Whiteman was born in Guntersville, Alabama, the daughter of Andrew Lee and Alta Lois Fowler Clark. As a youth, Kathleen and her family also lived in Little Rock and Dallas, Texas. She excelled in academics and was salutatorian of her class at Woodrow Wilson High School. She attended the University of Texas, where she majored in journalism and roomed with her future sister-in-law, Martha Whiteman. Through her, Kathleen met Thomas D. "T.D." Whiteman, who she married on September 1, 1939.

Kathleen and T.D. were active in the Little Rock community. Kathleen was a realtor, who twice achieved the Million Dollar Roundtable. She was an active and supportive member of several organizations, including the Twentieth Century Club and the Departmental Club. Kathleen was also an avid supporter of the Little Rock School District, where she served in various leadership roles of the PTAs of several schools for over thirty years. Additionally, she served on the (closing Central High org?)

Central to Kathleen and T.D.'s lives was their service to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, their long-time church home. Kathleen was a long time children's Sunday School teacher, Circle member and participated in various other church activities. In later years, she and T.D. were blessed to be a part of the church's Butler Sunday School class, where they enjoyed many activities with long time, cherished friends.

Kathleen was predeceased by her husband, T.D., her parents and her brother, Bill S. Clark. She is survived by her children: Pat Myers (Frank); Susan Hestir (Gary); Linda Brown (Bill) and Holly Mathisen (Mark); her grandchildren: Blake Hestir, Jenna Hestir ____, 2nd Lt. Mark Myers, Jason Myers, Ellis, Scott McGehee, Hill Mathisen and Clayton Mathisen. She also is survived by many dear and special nieces, nephews and her wonderful great-grandchildren: Mark "Chip", Nicholas and Clare Myers and Milo and Eli McGehee. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park officiated by Reverend Lynn Lindsey of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, CARTI or a charity of choice.

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  • Linda, We saw your mother's obituary in the paper this morning and wish to send our deepest sympathies to you and to your family. It has been many years since we have seen you, but we remember you fondly. Fairy Lee Gupton worked for us (as well as your mother) while we were still living in Little Rock and she spoke so kindly of your mother. Fondly, 
    Mike & Melanie (Blaylock) Eldredge
    Rogers, Arkansas
  • Pat, Susan, Linda and Holly, How precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of the saints. We were created for eternity and I know even now your mom and dad are having a ball, along with my dad and other family members. I will always remember our trip to Little Rock back in 1955 when we stayed in your home and the wonderful hospitality. We will be thinking of you in the weeks and months to come as we have walked this way before and know our Lord is there going before us to prepare a way for us to walk. Looking forward to seeing you next year at our "Cousins Camp". Love, 
    Betty Sue Nance 
    Fort Worth, Texas 
    Email: b.s.nance@tcu.edu