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Alene Kay White

Ellis County Capital
30 Jun 2005
Page 6 Column 5

Alene Kay White was born October 2, 1936, at Seattle, Washington, to Clare (Beandry) Simmons and Conrad Simmons. Kay passed away in Shattuck Newman Memorial Hospital at the age of 68 years, 8 months, and 18 days.

Kay attended grade school in Seattle, Washington, completing her education at Los Angeles, California. On June 7, 1958, Kay was united in marriage to Clinton Shaw White in Gardenia, California. They made their life together traveling from Hawaii, to Georgia and to Tennessee, with Clinton's military career. They retired in Buena Vista, Colorado, for 17 years then moved to Arnett, Oklahoma in 1987. This union was blessed with two children, Wendy and Kyle.

Kay was a homemaker, mother, wife and grandmother. She served as precinct official for the Election Board. She was an artist and an avid writer. She used her talents to paint portraits, landscapes, signs, designs, newsletters and published a quarterly family newsletter called the "White" House Connection. Her artistic talents also included floral arrangements.

Kay was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Arnett. She was past editor of the church newsletter and helped in designing the church directory. She was always using her talents.

Kay was preceded in death by her mother, Clare Simmons and by her father, Conrad Simmons, her sister Maxine Simmons, by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Stella White.

Kay is survived by her husband of 47 years, Clinton White of Arnett, Oklahoma, by her two children, Wendy White of Arnett, Oklahoma and Kyle White and wife Teresa of Colorado Springs, Colorado, by grandchildren Amber and Andrew Rocha of Arnett, Oklahoma, and Marc and Kristian White of Arnett, Oklahoma, and step-children, Logan and Brandi Wilkey of Colorado Springs, Colorado, by brother Ted Simmons of Chicago, Illinois, by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Lynda White of Arnett, Oklahoma, Jackie and Darrell Cornelius of Pratt, Kansas, Tresa and Charlie McDaniel of viola, Arkansas, Charlotte and Mike Conley of Oil Springs, Kentucky, Barbara Rice of Old Springs, Kentucky, Roger and Ann White of Augusta, Kentucky, nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.

Services were held Thursday, June 23, 2005 in the First United Methodist Church, Arnett, Oklahoma, with the interment following in the DeBolt Cemetery. Services arranged by Shaw Funeral Home, Arnett, Oklahoma.

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