Marilene (Waddle) White, age 94, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Ardmore. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Northwest Baptist Church, of Ardmore, with Dr. Leonard Ezell officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ardmore.
Marilene was born on Sept. 27, 1921, to Albert Houston “A.H.” Waddle and Pearl (Porterfield) Waddle, at Winthrop, Ark. She attended Ardmore schools and graduated from Ardmore High School with the Class of 1940. Marilene married Joseph Howard White Jr., on May 17, 1941, at Ardmore. She was a resident of Ardmore for most of her life and was a member of Northwest Baptist Church and a member of Adult Two Sunday School Class. Marilene enjoyed gardening, playing games and working jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles and word searches. Spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren and great­-grandchildren, thrilled her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step­mother, Mildred Waddle; husband, Joseph White, who passed in 2005; three brothers: Aaron Waddle, Haskell Waddle and Herley Waddle; and a sister, Marillo Adcock; granddaughter, Melodie Orfi; great-­grandsons: Andrew White and infant Hoffman; and great­-granddaughter, Reagan Hoffman.
Marilene is survived by her two sons: Anthony N. White and wife, Tina of Spring Branch, Texas, and Stephen T. White and wife, Carol of Surprise, Ariz.; a daughter, Jolene P. Hoffman and husband, Alan of Lone Grove; grandchildren: Dawn Shonyo and husband, Darrin of San Antonio, Johnna Glass and husband, Jim of San Antonio, Valerie Pisanko and husband, Mike of Surprise, Ariz., Julie Austin and husband, Del of Chandler, Ariz., Darren White and wife, Lucy of Casa Grande, Ariz., Jason Hoffman and wife, Dana of Emory, Texas, and Darlene Nickell and husband, Tom of Moore, Okla.; great­-grandchildren: Justin Orfi and wife, Desiree, Joshua Orfi, Brandon Gonzales, Ashley Burtch and husband, David, Kristian Shonyo, Jake Glass, Jessica Glass, Joshua Pisanko, Abigail Pisanko, Bradley Austin, Kendall Austin, Brianna Austin, Joshua White, Isiah White, Kaylee White, Cynthia Belloc, Catrin Hoffman, Kannon Hoffman, Emerson Hoffman, Landon Moss and Carson Moss; great-great-­grandchildren: Maddie Orfi and Baby Burtch; sister, Vera Finley of Hatfield, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews, church family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons: Jason Hoffman, Darren White, Darrin Shonyo, Jim Glass, Tom Nickell and Jake Glass.
Her family will be receiving friends for visitation from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday evening, Jan. 8, 2016, at Griffin~Hillcrest, Ardmore, Okla.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northwest Baptist Church, 1609 Robison Street, Ardmore, OK 73401.
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