Alma J. White, 1913-2003, West Plains

Alma Jennie White, 90, of West Plains, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Brooke Haven Health Care in West Plains.

She was born Nov. 29, 1913, in Trail, a daughter of Alvin and Millie Jane Southards Orwick. On Feb. 13, 1933, in Dora, she was married to Farice J. White, who died June 23, 1972.

Mrs. White owned and operated White's Avenue Cafe on Washington Avenue in West Plains with her husband. As a young woman, she was saved in the Church of God.

Surviving are two children, Elven White, of Cole Camp, and Loeta McArthur, of Lamar; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Eva Frieze; a brother; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Burial will be in Sweeton Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the cemetery in care of the funeral home at 211 W. Main St., West Plains, MO 65775.