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Katharine Diann (James) Whetstone

March 2, 1935 ~ January 22, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old



Katharine Diann Whetstone 87, of Bedford, died Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Bedford Colonial Courtyard.  She was born on March 2, 1935 in Bedford a daughter of the late William and Maxine (Laufer) James.  On June 21, 1952 in Bedford she married Samuel Lee Whetstone Sr., who preceded her in death on January 30, 2016.  She is survived by four children: Samuel L. Whetstone Jr. and wife Cindy, of Mechanicsburg, Daniel R Whetstone and wife Giovina, of Lewisberry, Katharine Hindermyer and husband Charles, of Little River, SC, and Steven Whetstone and wife Maureen, of Hummelstown; eight grandchildren: Jason, Rose, Steven, Matthew, Anna Marie, Charles, Timothy and Andrea; nine great-grandchildren: Eliana, Calliegh, Kynliegh, Quinn, Charlee Belle, Chloe, Tessa, Cora, & Simon; a sister Elizabeth Wilson, of Florida; and a brother William James, of Selinsgrove.  She was preceded in death by a sister Donna Zembower.

Diann was a homemaker, and enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband in their RV. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford.  Our online guestbook is available at

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