Funeral services for Alba Jean White, 77, Wichita, Kansas, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. White passed away at 6:15 p.m., Monday, August 27, 2018 at Harry Hynes Hospice Center, Wichita, Kansas.
She was born December 1, 1940, at West Plains, Missouri, to Oren Elwood Stradford and Jewell Maxine Fields. On June 9, 1960, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Darrel Don Hall; and from this union three children were born: Kathy Jean, Don Glen and Jackie Darrelese. On April 9, 1982, she was married to Thomas H. White, Jr., in Wichita, Kansas. Mrs. White worked at Cessna, Beech and Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas for over thirty years, having retired from Boeing. Alba also worked at Wal-Mart; her favorite position was being a greeter, because she loved talking to the children. Most of all, Alba cherished her family; she delighted in being a grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved gardening; her yard and home were full of beautiful flowers. Alba was a Christian; she believed if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say this to the mountain, “Move from here to there and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” Matthew 17:20. She also believed that one must have faith, hope and love, but love is the greatest gift of all. I Corinthians: 13.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas H. White, Jr.; two children, Kathy Barnett and husband, Ron and Jackie Gardner and husband, Jim; one step-son, Tommy White; her beloved grandchildren, Ranay Reuter, Eugene Barnett, Katy Howard, D. C. Upton, Jeff Hall, Heather Barnett and Ashley Bentz; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, one son, Don Hall, one step-son, Pat White, one granddaughter, MaDawna Upton and two brothers, C. B. Stradford and Bill Stradford, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ledbetter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ledbetter Cemetery or Muscular Dystrophy Association and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.