Jo White

Graveside services for Jo White, 78, Lawrence will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2011 at
Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.  Jo died July 4, 2011 at her home.

She was born on December 4, 1932 in Rich Hill, MO the daughter of George Mark and Imogene F. (Hereford) Pearson.  

She lived in Lawrence for over 70 years.

She worked at Hallmark in Lawrence for 20 years before she retired in 1989. She had also
worked at Sunflower Ordinance Plant in DeSoto, KS.                           

Survivors include one daughter, Paula White, Lawrence, KS; one grandson, Stephan Hobbson; one sister, Mary Lou Cheek, Raytown, MO; three nephews, Rick Cheek, Russell and Randall Pearson; and one niece, Vicki Draucker.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie P. Pearson

The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and may be sent in care of the mortuary. 

3 Condolences

  1. Matt Price on July 6, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Dear Paula,

    I was very saddened to hear the news about your mother. I know that you will miss her very much. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and we send you our condolences. Lori and Tom are out of town for part of this week, but I know that she also sends you her best. How are you doing these days? The last I heard, Aunt Shirley saw you outside the LMH, where I believe that you were undergoing treatment. As you might know, Aunt Shirley passed away on June 12 of this year, the same day that my Dad passed away in 2009. I can’t believe that it has been 5 years since Mom passed away. We sure had some good times growing up on LaSalle, didn’t we. Your mom was always so kind to us, and we will cherish our memories of her. I can still see her on roller skates… both of you were so good! 🙂 Please keep in touch. My email is attached. With deepest sympathy, Paula.

    All my best,


    Matt Price
    Houston, Texas

  2. Bob Robbins on July 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I worked with Jo at Hercules (65-71). She was a great person.
    Sorry for your loss.
    Bob Robbins

  3. Cheryl Bell on July 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Paula, You know I worked with your mom for several years at Hallmark. Her bark really was worse than her bite. I know you will miss her and I will keep you in my prayers. Cheryl

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