Katherine Louise (Lisko) Plafcan

Katherine Louise (Lisko) Plafcan, 89, of Carlisle passed away on June 19, 2023 after suffering a stroke the previous Friday. She was born September 9, 1933, in Slovak, Arkansas to George and Louise Lisko. She graduated from Holy Souls Academy in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1951. Katherine married David Richard Plafcan on June 24, 1953. Together they raised a family of seven and farmed in the Carlisle area all of their married life. Katherine is survived by her children, Jean (David) Hall, Richard (Carol) Plafcan, Alvin Plafcan, Patrick (Valerie) Plafcan, Jeffrey (Beth) Plafcan, Kathy (Don Louis) Kittler, Theresa Plafcan; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; siblings, Paul Lisko, Edward Joe Lisko, Marie Hargis, Helen Henry, Betty Masingale, and Tommy Lisko. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and infant granddaughter and siblings, Willie Lisko and Johnny Lisko. Katherine was a lifelong member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Carlisle. She had been a Sunday School teacher and also served on the altar society.

Katherine was a dedicated mother and homemaker.  She was accomplished at many hobbies including baking, (honestly, who did not love her cream cheese rolls?), gardening, sewing, and quilting.  Once her kids were grown, she started a new career at Pizza N More.  She made friends with co-workers and customers and always enjoyed visiting and meeting people.  She retired at the age of 80 after almost two decades.  Following retirement she volunteered for several years at Springhill Baptist Hospital.

Her proudest achievement was raising a loving close-knit family.  Guests were always welcome in her home and to her table.  Katherine enjoyed the frequent family gatherings that were always raucous and happily crowded.

The family would like to thank Chambers Nursing Home and Des Arc Nursing Home for the care they provided to our mother in recent years.

Memorials can be made to St. Rose Catholic Church.

Services will be held on June 22, 2023. Visitation at St. Rose Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. with rosary starting at 10:30 a.m. Funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Carlisle Cemetery.

8 thoughts on “Katherine Louise (Lisko) Plafcan”

  1. To the Plafcan family ! So sorry about your mother Katherine ,She would always speak to me when she saw me. I remember in church when all of your family would file in and take up a whole pew and more!
    Thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

  2. Robert & Terry Petrus

    Robert & I are so sorry for your loss. She was the epitome of a good and faithful servant. Dedicated to her faith and family.
    Prayers for strength and comfort in the days to come.

  3. Prayers and Condolences to Family Ms Katherine was friends with my Mom at Chamber’s had many visits with her and Mom on the Patio she will be TRULY MISSED by Mom and Myself

  4. Annette Brasko Sterl

    Prayers of love and comfort for all of you.
    We loved visiting with Aunt Katherine.

  5. My heart goes out to you all. Mrs. Katherine and all of the family are in my prayers.

  6. Evelyn Pushkarsky Elgin

    My sympathy, love and prayers to the family. Katherine was my classmate at Holy Angels Academy and we remained friends for all the years. She called me about three weeks ago and we enjoyed visiting. She was a joy to be with and I am thankful she was part of my life. Evelyn Pushkarsky Elgin.

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