Dora White

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Dora F. White, 88, of Chamois, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born March 3, 1923, at Deer Creek near Chamois, a daughter of Otto and Florence Schollmeyer Boss. On January 29, 1942, Dora was united in marriage in Chamois to Rex White, who survives at the home. Dora and Rex owned and operated White's Store in Chamois from 1949 until their retirement in 1984. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where she was very active with the ladies' quilting group for many years. She was an avid bowler at Rainbow Lanes from 1961-2000, where her team was the oldest and longest standing team. She loved fishing, mushroom hunting, jugging and going for boat rides on the river. One of her biggest thrills was traveling to Rome and getting to meet the Pope. Other survivors include four children: Dottie Kuebler of O'Fallon, Rex White Jr. and wife Gerri of Plano, Texas, Lodie Burkett of Cape Coral, Florida, Karen Trachsel and husband David of Arnold; five siblings: Larry Boss and wife Vivian, Otto Boss Jr. and wife Joanie and Edna Helle, all of Chamois, Verda Koetting and husband Francis of Sedalia, Evelyn Haslag of Holts Summit; eight grandchildren: Stacey Kuebler, Tonja Sadl, Shawn White, Jason White, Davy Trachsel, Julie Trachsel, Marc Burkett, Teri Drake; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Jessica. Friends will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Meyer-Hilke-Millard Funeral Home, Chamois, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Fr. David Means officiating. Interment will follow in the Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Adah White and Florence Boss Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Meyer-Hilke-Millard Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of MEYER-HILKE-MILLARD Funeral Home, 107 S. Market St., (573) 763-5658. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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