Lois "Lucille" White, 88, formerly of Vermillion, KS, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, January, 23, 2010 at the Eastridge Nursing Facility in Centralia, KS.
Lucille was born August 15, 1921 at Vermillion, the daughter of Martin and Alice (Burell) Peterson. She grew up in the Vermillion area and attended school at the District 100 School near Vermillion.
On October 18, 1942, Lucille married George Armstrong in Yakima, WA. After 26 years of marriage, George passed away on January 13, 1969. Then later, Lucille married Tom White on September 7, 1976 at Seneca, KS. He passed away five years later on April 15, 1982.
Lucille was a homemaker. She was a faithful member of the Vermillion United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women group, Vermillion Senior Citizens, Jolly Time Club all of Vermillion, and a member of the Star-Dreher-Percy American Legion Auxiliary Post 357, also of Vermillion, KS.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two children, Daryl Armstrong Sr. and Goldie VanDorn, and a sister Dorothy Florence.
Lucille is survived by a son, Doris Armstrong and his wife DoVeta of Centralia, KS; four daughters, Linda Williams of Frankfort, KS, Alice Sauber and her husband Dan of Salina, KS, Edie Swanson wife of the late Everett Swanson of Frankfort, KS, and Carol Forgy and her husband Lonnie of Onaga, KS; a sister Dreda Selk of Wellsville, KS; twenty-two grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Centralia, KS. Services will be conducted by Rev. Ora Martindale and Rev. Deanna Lewis. BJ Forgy will sing and Julie Gleason will provide organ hymns before and after the service. Casket bearers are Daryl Armstrong Jr., Hank Williams, Kevin Williams, Joe Armstrong, Steve Hanzlik, Troy Swanson, Justin Swanson, Brandon Forgy and Lance Forgy. Honorary casket bearers are Dianne Briscoe, Amy Metzger, Tresa Bolin, Shelly Ohlde, Lori Haug, Johanna Salazar and Stephanie Deters. Burial will be in the Centralia Cemetery.
Family will greet friends at a visitation Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 6-8 PM at the Hayes-Popkess Funeral Home in Centralia, KS
Memorials are being left to the Lois Lucille White Memorial Fund; a specific charity will be chosen at a later date.