Josephine White 1925-2015


Josephine Ellen White, 90, was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Stew­artsville, Mo., the daughter of Jo­seph and Martha (Dice) Carson, and passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in St. Joseph, Mo.

Josephine graduated from Stew­artsville High School, Class of 1942. She married Orman Jackson Hines in 1942. To this union three children were born. They were married for 24 years until his pass­ing in 1966. Josephine worked at St. Joseph School District for eight years.

After Orman’s passing she mar­ried Charles S. Brenner and they lived in Holton. She was a member of the Methodist Church. He passed in 1984. She later married Zane H. White. After Zane’s passing she moved back to St. Joseph to be close to family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Orman “Jack” Hines, Charles S. Brenner and Zane H. White; a daughter, Koleta Sherman; a brother, Willis Lawrence Carson; and a grand­daughter, Linda Sherman.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth S. Hines (Jeanette), St. Jo­seph, Mo., and Karl S. Hines, Ft. Mojave, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at Bram-Turner Funeral Home, Stew­artsville, Mo., with burial following in Stewartsville Cemetery. Visita­tion will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans.


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Holton, KS 66436
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