Funeral services for Carol White, 94, of Claremore, formerly of Pryor, are Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10a.m. at Stephens-Key Chapel in Pryor. Dr. Ray Crawford will officiate with burial following at Graham Memorial Cemetery in Pryor. Services are entrusted to Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care in Pryor.
Carol was born on April 4, 1922 in Pryor to John Clarence "J.C" and Ruth (Ferris) Wilkerson. She passed away on May 12, 2016 in Claremore.
Carol graduated from Pryor High School and later went on to attend Oklahoma State University. She was married to Richard Owen White and they had two daughters. They lived in Pennsylvania for many years where they raised their family then moved to Pryor and lived here for a few years. He preceded her in death in 2009. Carol was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She devoted her life to creating a loving and welcoming home and always put others before herself. She loved volunteering at church, school and in her community and strived to make the world a better place. The love she showed for God and family greatly benefited the life and well-being of everyone her life touched.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pryor but in the more recent years, attended the First United Methodist Church, in Claremore, where she was living. She has been a resident at Sterling House in Claremore for the past several years and has made many special friends while there.
She is survived by her two daughters, Ruthanna White-Miller and husband Jon of South Carolina, Deborah Kay White-Munkacsy and husband John of California; four grandchildren, Courtney Elizabeth Miller-Bellairs and spouse Steve, Catherine Brooke Miller-Kershaw and spouse Mark, Allison Leigh Miller and spouse Rachel Friedman and Shannon Hathaway Munkacsy-Boemler and spouse Nathan; seven great grandchildren, Miller Llowen Kershaw, Robert Jon Bellairs, Bristol Leigh Kershaw, Cooper Rand Boemler, Tallulah Elizabeth Bellairs, Reese Elizabeth Boemler and Josie Friedman Miller; two siblings, John C. Wilkerson Jr. and Celia Wilkerson Bunyard and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister, Carmen Wilkerson.
Published on May 18, 2016