|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1926|
Palo Pinto County
|Death: ||Oct. 18, 2010|
MINERAL WELLS — Minnie Ruth (Nall) White, 84, died Oct. 18, 2010, after a prolonged illness.
Service is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at First Church of the Nazarene in Mineral Wells, preceded by a visitation at 1 p.m. Interment follows at Woodland Park Cemetery, where Minnie Ruth will remain beside her beloved J.C.
She was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Santo, Texas. A poor farmer's daughter during the depression, she grew up in Santo and Lone Camp. In her youth, Minnie Ruth was a blue-ribbon spelling champ and avid volleyball player. She graduated high school and became a student in the Army Nursing Corp during World War II, caring for GI's in the Veterans Hospital of Temple, Texas, until she married J.C. White in 1945. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Mineral Wells and raised a family.
Minnie Ruth was a devout Christian, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She loved working puzzles and traveling, visiting such far-flung places as Canada, Hawaii, Honduras and the Middle East.
During the course of her lifetime, she worked and studied, fished and hunted, performed household duties, kissed skinned knees and soothed fevered brows. A big part of her life involved volunteering in her local Nazarene Church in various capacities, including Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School director, district camp nurse and dorm counselor, church treasurer, missionary leader, custodian, board member and other positions as was needed. She was a talented and sought-after seamstress, an amateur hair-stylist, a newspaper columnist, playwright and director. Even with all those accomplishments she was proudest of her roles as wife and mother.
J.C. was the love of her life. After his death in 1967, Minnie Ruth and her daughters moved to Arkadelphia, Ark. Later, she moved to Austin, Texas, then to Little Rock, Ark., and finally Collinsville, Okla., near Tulsa.
Minnie Ruth is survived by her children, Billy White, of Burleson, Texas, Donna Sue Sullivan, of Collinsville, Okla., and Carol Burnside (husband Fred) of Maryland; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Minnie Ruth was predeceased by her husband, James Clifford (J. C.) White; her son, Jerry Ray White; and a granddaughter, Carrie Ann White.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Clarehouse, 7617 S. Mingo, Tulsa, OK, 74133.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home
John Marshall Nall (1871 - 1930)
Ruth Arue Richards Nicks/Nall (1891 - 1980)
James Clifford White (1922 - 1967)
Jerry Ray White (1946 - 2010)*
Ora Ann Nicks Whitley Boyd (1908 - 1994)**
Ora Ann Nicks Boyd (1908 - 1994)**
William Edward Nicks (1910 - 1988)**
Martin L. Nall (1913 - 1998)*
Paul Marshall Nall (1915 - 1984)*
Minnie Ruth Nall White (1926 - 2010)
Woodland Park Cemetery
Palo Pinto County
Maintained by: BEARY
Originally Created by: May Ashby Royer
Record added: Oct 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60425551