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July 31, 2012

Cecil Oren White

With the love of family and friends, Cecil Oren White passed away on July 19, 2012, at the age of 94. His residence had been in Stillwater for the last few years. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at the Church of Christ in Burlington, Okla. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

He was born Feb. 7, 1918, in Alfalfa County, Okla., the fourth child of Elmer and Mary White. After graduation from Burlington High School, he farmed near Burlington, served in the Army in England during World War II, and then returned to farming. He married Corine Deason, who was a home demonstration agent in Alfalfa County, in 1953. He was an active member of the Burlington Church of Christ and served on the Alfalfa County Soil Conservation Board and the Burlington School Board.

He is survived by his son Craig White, of Guthrie, his daughter Celeste Campbell, of Stillwater, and his five grandchildren: Jeremiah White, Jessie White Walters and Nathan, Aaron, and Logan Campbell, and his one great grandchild, Jackson Walters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org), the Burlington Educational Foundation (foundation.burlingtonschool.com), or the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association (c/o Buford Cloyd, 3539 SE State Rd 2, Kiowa, KS 67070).

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.

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