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Helen Marie White
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Helen Marie White

Helen Marie White, 63, Gower, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph.
She was born December 15, 1954, to Joseph and Margaret (Ulfrets) Assel in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
Helen married Larry Duane White September 8, 1973. He survives of the home.
She worked at Sherwood Medical. Helen was also a district manager at the St. Joseph News Press, a customer service representative at CitiBank, and the manager of Breadeaux Pizza.
Helen was a member of Gower Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law, Delmer White.
Helen was a very caring person who would help anybody who needed it. She enjoyed decorating cakes and making quilts. She dearly loved her family and really enjoyed her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Michael White (Jeny), St. Joseph, and Derek White (Tara), Gower; grandchildren, Joey, Elizabeth, Zeek, Madelyn, Virtus, and Hunter; siblings, Virginia Perkins (Raymond), Gower, John Assel (Cassie), Smithville, Missouri, Ethel Deweese (Ted), Lonoke, Arkansas, James Assel (Nancy), Kansas City, Missouri, Henry Assel (Donna), Smithville, and Sam Assel (Cassie), St. Joseph; mother-in-law, Pauline White, St. Joseph; sister-in-law, Marlene Burgus (Marty), Osceola, Iowa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at

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Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506


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