Janice Arlene White, 74, Osage City: Feb. 21, 1947 – July 20, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Janice Arlene White, 74, Osage City: Feb. 21, 1947 – July 20, 2021

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Janice Arlene White, 74, of Osage City, Kan., died Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Osage Nursing Center. She was lovingly surrounded by family and friends in the days prior to her passing. She was born Feb. 21, 1947, in Emporia, Kan, the daughter and youngest of three of Francis Krueger and Mary (Atchison) Krueger Bartee.

She graduated from Emporia High School in 1966, and attended Emporia State University. She was a devoted follower of the Catholic faith and was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Osage City, where she used her singing ability in the church choir and for Mass cantering. She was also a member of the Altar Society.

Janice ran a successful daycare from her home in Osage City for many years. Later, she worked in downtown Osage City for Ben Franklin and Duckwalls/Alco in retail service, and for several years as a security guard for Wackenhut Security and Target Distribution Center before her retirement.

Janice married William F. White Jr. on Oct. 21, 1967. They were married for 50 years before he preceded her in death Jan. 20, 2018. Together, they enjoyed dancing, bowling, visiting with friends, and enjoying their family, especially their grandson.

Janice was also preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Loyd Bartee; and her dear sister, Sharon A. Hanson; and many beloved cousins.

Survivors include her three sons, Arthur L. White, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Troy D. White, Loveland, Colo., and Daniel L. White, Topeka; her daughter-in-love, Megan M. White, San Luis Obispo; grandson, Samuel R. White, San Luis Obispo; brother and sister-in-law, Warren A. Krueger and Victoria Krueger, Firestone, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Carol F. Bolyard, Osage City, and Pat C. Edge, Independence, Mo.; many beloved nieces and nephews; and her dear friends and caretakers at Osage Nursing Center.

A celebration of life Mass is open to the public and will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Osage City, with a graveside service and luncheon to follow. The family requests attendees who aren’t vaccinated for COVID-19 to wear a mask out of respect for others. Janice was cremated; Angels Above Cremation Services, Topeka, handled the responsibility. She will be buried at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Osage City.

Per her wishes, memorial contributions are welcomed for her only grandchild’s college fund. For memorial information, contact Arthur White at [email protected].


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