Margaret Lou Allen White, 89, of Center, Mo., passed away at 3:28 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green, Mo.

Margaret Lou Allen White, 89, of Center, Mo., passed away at 3:28 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green, Mo.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at Salem Baptist Church in Center, Mo. Brother Bill Dexheimer will officiate. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in Center. 

Friends and family are invited to Margaret's Life Celebration at a visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo.

Mrs. White was born Nov. 26, 1925, in Oakwood, Mo., to John Edward and Jenellie Patterson Allen.

She was married to Gilbert Russell White on March 1, 1946, in Palmyra, Mo., during a snow storm. He preceded her in death May 17, 2001.

Survivors include seven children, Cindy Hansen (Jim), Barbara Warren (Larry Davis), James White (Dee), Travis White, Sam White(Dana), Erma Zumwalt (Charlie) and Jenny Lehenbauer (Bobby); 28 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and one expectant great- grandchild; and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and special caregiver, Connie Jackson, who adopted her as "Grandma."

She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Harrison White and Elvis Allen White; one daughter, Betty Ann White; eight brothers and sisters, Lucille Belmear, Mercedes Caldwell, William Allen, James Allen, John Allen Jr., Elizabeth Dwyer, Raymond Allen and Elsie Whinery; two grandchildren, Jenellie Anne Warren and Amanda Zumwalt; and one great-grandchild, Caleb Christal.

Mrs. White lived on a small farm with acres of garden and canned many of her vegetables and fruits. She never drove a car and was a homemaker of 10 children. Margaret enjoyed fishing in Spencer Creek and would go fishing whenever she could. She liked watching old western movies and loved to travel with Jim and Cindy. Margaret was a Christian by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pike County Health Department Hospice, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Brad Hansen, Brett Hansen, Larry Davis, Jr., Leroy White, Bobby Lehenbauer and James White.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com