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Obituaries

May 13, 2014

Jo Nita White

McALESTER — Jo Nita (Hamner) White, 78, formerly of Ada, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at a nursing facility in Norman.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Norman with Father Dwight N. Helt officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.

Born March 22, 1936, in Ashland, she was the daughter of Alton Bascom Hamner and Sybil Maxine (Tate) Hamner. She grew up in Arpelar and graduated from Haywood High School.

She married Chester Allen White in 1952 in Ada. She earned a masters degree in education from East Central University and a masters degree in library science at the University of Oklahoma.

She was a librarian and English teacher where she taught at Asher, Latta and Norman public schools from 1972 to 1997.

Survivors include her husband Chester White of Norman; a daughter, Jo Flemig, of Norman; a son, John White and wife, Lisa, of Norman; a son, Chester White Jr. and wife, Debra, of Owasso; a son, Mark White and wife, Tonya, of Ada; a brother, John Hamner, of Lexington; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kenneth Hamner.

 

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