February 20, 2003

(12/7/1901 - 2/13/2003)

Evalenah "Marie" White, 101, of Memphis, MO, formerly of Alexandria, MO, died February 13, 2003 at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, MO.

She was born December 7, 1901 in Kinwood, MO, the daughter of John Jacob Albert and Edna Viola Spurgeon Mayer.

She married Oma Ray White in 1921 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on November 3, 1946.

Survivors include one son, Dail White and his wife, Doris of Memphis, MO; three daughters, Naoma Brammer of Kahoka, MO, Elaine Brammer of Alexandria, MO, and Juanita Day and her husband, Don of Cantril, IA; nine grandchildren, Cheryl Brammer and Deborah and Henry Dienst of Alexandria, MO, Spencer and Janice Brammer of Canton, MO, Brenda and Neil Derrick of Hannibal, MO, Mark and Donna Day of Donnellson, IA, Pam and Pat Huppert of Fort Madison, IA, Michael and Martha Day of Pensacola, FL, Michele and Mark Drummond and Lora and Stacy Alexander, all of Memphis, MO; 23 great-grandchildren, Scott Hunziker of The Woodlands, TX, Heath Hunziker of Macomb, IL, Jaryt Hunziker of Memphis, MO, Russell and Julie Dienst of Macomb, IL, Mathew and Tassie Dienst of Ellisville, MO, Clayton Dienst of Alexandria, MO, Seth and Justin Brammer of Canton, MO, Hilary Derrick and Joshua Arnold of Hannibal, MO, Gregory Hathaway, Jason, Bill and Peter Hupper, all of Fort Madison, IA, Jeremiah Day of Pensacola, FL, Shane and Jessica Day of Seattle, WA, Corey and Belinda Day of Notasulga, AL, Jesse Day of Denver, CO, Margaret Drummond of Gillette, WY, Jacqui and Alexis Drummond, Morgan and Lindsey Alexander of Memphis, MO; four great-great-grandchildren, Hunter Hathaway of Fort Madison, IA, Gage Hathaway of Salt Lake City, UT, Darian Dienst of Ellisville, MO, and Kori Leigh Day of Notasulga, AL, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Harold Dean White; four sisters, Dula Allphin, Ollie Morton, Madge Fulton, and Viola Schrage; three brothers, Penman Mayer, Albert Mayer and Stephen Mayer; her in-laws, Samuel and Sarah Ann Parsons White; eight brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law; two sons-in-law, Harold and Norman Brammer; one granddaughter, Janice Hunziker; and two great-grandsons, Travis Hathaway and Brian Huppert.

She was of the Baptist faith and joined the church as a young girl. She attended schools in Kinwood, Franklin and Claysville, MO and at the age of 14 went to work in Jefferson City, making saddles for the Army during the First World War. While a young lady, her folks moved to Medill, MO, where she worked in Cold Storage. She also worked at Irwin Phillips and Sheller Globe in Keokuk, IA. She ran White's Market in Alexandria, MO after her retirement and also helped her sons run fireworks stands. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of Medill, MO. "Marie" was a devout Christian and loved being with her family. She enjoyed the outdoors, her garden, flowers, trees, and just being alive. She was also an avid Cardinal fan.

Funeral services were held February 18, 2003 at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka, MO, with Rev. Eugene Spurgeon officiating. Cheryl Brammer was pianist with special music by Cheryl Brammer and Deborah Dienst and congregational singing and a recorded selection. Pallbearers were Spencer Brammer, Mark Day, Mike Day, Brenda Derrick, Michele Drummond, and Scott Hunziker. Burial was in Ashton Cemetery. Memorials were suggested to the Ashton Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka, MO.

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