Barbara S. White, 81, of Odin and formerly of Shelbyville, Vandalia and Kankakee, died at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2008, at Odin Healthcare Center in Odin.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville, with Dr. Edwin E. Evans officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Visitation will be held from noon until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Odin Healthcare Care Family and Friends Council.
Mrs. White was born on June 30, 1926, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Earl and Cecile Eskew Stansberry. She married Ralph O. White on July 18, 1944, in Marion, Ark.; he died on Feb. 25, 1984.
She was baptized at a young age into the Disciples of Christ Christian Church and was still a member. She was a graduate of Findlay High School. She was a homemaker who formerly worked as a receptionist in the emergency room at St. Marys Hospital in Kankakee. She also worked as a cooks assistant at St. Pauls Lutheran Church School in Kankakee and later was a bus driver for special education students for 14 years with Kankakee Auto Leasing. She later worked at T&T Video Store in Shelbyville. She was an avid sports fan, especially of the St. Louis Cardinals.
She is survived by children, Mary and her husband Mike Conlon of Odin, Jackie and her husband Roger Chandler of Brownstown, Dana and her husband Patrick Hightower of Grapevine, Texas, John White and his wife Robin of San Antonio, Texas, and Tim White and his wife Cindy of McKinney, Texas; son-in-law, Larry Reynolds of North Aurora; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary and her husband Loyd Rincker of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Rita Stansbery of Wood River; special niece, Kathy Pointer of Bethalto; and several other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters, Vicky Lynn Reynolds and Dawn Elizabeth White; grandson, Sam Chandler; great-grandson, Lucas Chandler; and brother, Jack Stansberry.