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May 28, 2014

Clara B. White

Ada —

Services for Clara Belle White, 91, Ada, are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Floyd Kaiser officiated. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. White died Friday, May 23, 2014, at an Ada retirement center. She was born Oct. 30, 1922, to Frank and Addie Belle Grove Childers at Shawnee. She attended school at Vamoosa and graduated from Sasakwa High School. She moved to the Ada area in 1949 from Texas. She was secretary at Glenwood School for 10 years and retired as secretary of Southwest Church of Christ in 1989. She was a long time member of Southwest Church of Christ.

She and Frank White were married Dec. 6, 1946, at Konawa. He died Feb. 23, 2009, at Ada.

Survivors include her son Jerry White and his wife Carol of Norman; two daughters, Janice Brand and her fiance' Danny Chiles of Ada, and Patti Grissom of Ada; five grandchildren, David White and wife Elizabeth of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Patrick White of Richmond, Virginia, Bobby Lynch of Edmond, and Kent Ellis of Elk City; five great-grandchildren, Emilie and Madeleine Whitewolf of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Ayden Lynch of Davis, Braylon and Clara Elizabeth “Ellie” Ellis of Carlsbad, New Mexico; one brother, Roy Childers and wife Lorraine of Ada; and a sister-in-law, Marie Childers of Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Floyd Childers and John Childers; two sisters, Mabel Flesher and Dorothy Miller; and a son-in-law, Rickie Grissom.

Honorary bearers are her grandchildren and their spouses. Bearers are Butch Platt, Bobby Johns, Elmer Gerth, Alvin Jamar, Glendel Hatton and Carl Low.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com. 

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

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