- Ada, Oklahoma


May 13, 2014

Jo Nita (Hamner) White

Ada — Services for Jo Nita (Hamner) White, 78, formerly of Ada are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Norman, with Father Dwight N. Helt officiating.

Mrs. White died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at a nursing facility in Norman.

She was born March 22, 1936, in Ashland to 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 master’s degree in education from East Central University and a master’s degree in library science at the University of Oklahoma. She was a librarian and English teacher and taught at Asher, Latta and Norman public schools from 1972 to 1997.

Survivors include her husband, Chester White; a daughter, Jo Flemig; a son, John White and wife, Lisa, all 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 Hammer.

Arrangements for Jo and her family were placed in care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.



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