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Dwana Ann White

Dwana Ann White, 68, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 6:37 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022, surrounded by family at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

Dwana Ann White

Dwana was born Dec. 3, 1953, in Rolla, Mo., to Elmer White and Shirley Freeman. She was married to Donald White on Dec. 10, 1984. He survives.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Donald White; children, Jennifer Roff and John Roff; stepson, Corey White (Stephanie), Charlie White (Jennifer) and Clayton White (Amanda); brother, Tony Freeman; sisters, Desaray Freeman and Doretta Butler; grandchildren, Diana, Ethan, Haley, Shade, Grant, Edie, Cainan, Shelby, Kalin and Madison; and great-grandchildren, Delilah, Gavin and Jentree.

Dwana was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dan E. White; and adopted sister, Sierra Freeman.

“The Silver Fox” or “Sweetpea,” as she was affectionately known by her husband, was a woman with a servant’s heart. Dwana worked in the hospitality industry most of her life. Whether it was in the halls of the hospital in Rolla or later while working at Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Dwana always thought about and cared for others. She truly found her niche as a personal caregiver, spending 15 years in the home of her local client and friend.  

She loved playing Yahtzee and watching Little House on the Prairie, Heartland and the Virginian. Dwana enjoyed crocheting, painting and cross-stitch. She had the time of her life on the several canoeing trips she took with Donald to Meramac Springs. 

Dwana had many great recipe’s her family enjoyed, although her famous potato salad was at the top of their list. Dwana’s greatest passion was her family and enjoying their time together. She looked forward to each and every visit with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 22, at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra. Pastor Dewayne Larenson will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Epperson, Tony Freeman, Kalin Roberts, Jimmy Gains, Charlie White and Clayton White.

The family is being served by Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

Memorials may be made to NEMO (Northeast Missouri Humane Society).

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