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     Donald Edward White, age 68, of Lamar, Missouri passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

     Don was born November 15, 1947, in Arcola, Missouri to Parker and Mary Ella (Patton) White.  He graduated Lamar High School 1965 and received an associate degree from Drury College.  On December 23, 1976, he married Mary Kay Rogers and together they raised three children.  In addition to a 35-year career with Lamar City Water Department, Don had worked for short periods of time at the Lamar Democrat, Barton County Ambulance, and O’Sullivan Industries.  He gave back to his community through his 45 years of service as a Lamar Volunteer Fireman and was a representative for Missouri Water & Waste Water Management for nine years. Don was a member of Full Gospel Church of Lamar.

    Survivors include his wife Mary Kay White; one son, Donald (Jennifer) White, Lamar; two daughters, Katrina (Keith) Aldridge, Lamar and Melinda (Ronald) Hanna, Joplin; one sister, Olthea June Stapp, Greenfield, Missouri; six grandchildren, Dustin (DeAnna) Rogers-White, Joy K. Aldridge, Mary Lynn Aldridge, Tyler James White, Skyler Michael White, Matthew Ryan Hanna; and one great-grandchild on the way. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     Preceding him in death were his parents, one infant brother, Francis Eugene White; and two sisters, Pauline Bruffey, and Virginia Rudisill.

     Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 28th at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow at Nigh Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends 1:00 pm until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

     Contributions are suggested to Don White Family in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#12 Dexter MoSteve Lewis 2016-07-06 19:49
I just heard of Don's passing. I served with him on the MWWC Board. Mary Kay, you and the family have my prayers and sympathy.
#11 Mesa AZRejeana 2016-06-30 12:58
Mary Kay and family, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I'm so glad to have met you, Mary Kay, at our high school reunion, and it was good to touch base with Don at the same time. Please accept my condolences.
#10 Joplin, MODiana Ryan 2016-06-29 14:05
Mary Kay & Family - so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I have fond memories of working with him at City Hall. My prayers are with you.
#9 Lamar, MOAutumn Timmons 2016-06-28 11:12
Donald, Katrina and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. So sorry for your loss.
#8 Joplin,MoGlen & Marilyn Pinkerton 2016-06-27 16:57
Mary Kay & family, we are sad for your loss. We will be praying for you tomorrow & in the days to come. It was a great privilege to come to know Don while he was here in Joplin. May God's love & peace surround you.
#7 Liberal, MOCarla Reed 2016-06-26 14:03
So sorry to hear of your loss. Will be remembering your family in prayer!
#6 Marilyn Couch 2016-06-26 02:37
Mary Kay and family, I was so saddened to learn of Don's passing. I will always remember him as not only a classmate, but a kind person who loved his family. May God hold you in His arms.
#5 Lamar moAmanda Martin 2016-06-25 13:53
Don was an awesome man! I recently got the pleasure of speaking with him at HERO day I got to serve with my church. I truly believe he was that, a HERO! He will be missed but never forgotten!! Much love!
#4 Joplin, MOJon French 2016-06-25 12:07
So sorry for your Loss. We are thinking of you and Prayers are sent your way today.
#3 Lamar moJim and linda martin 2016-06-24 14:34
So sorry for your loss prayers for all of you may God put his arms around all of you at this time

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