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Nellie Huff White

Nellie Lee Huff White, 89 years, 9 months, 27 days old, passed away on Sept. 18, 2017 at her home with children and dedicated loving caregiver, Crystal Ford, by her side.
Nellie was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Ava, Mo., to Charley Frank and Mabel (Haden) Huff.
Nellie was a retired owner and operator of a real estate property management company and also owner of Ozark Sandblasting Co. with her son, Charles.
Nellie and Donald Huff were united in marriage and to this union two children were born, Donna and Charles. Later on Feb. 29, 1972 Nellie and Derl “Pete” White were united in marriage.
Nellie was a Christian. She enjoyed caretaking animals, traveling, antiquing, and she loved to work.
Nellie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Huff; and one brother, Calvin Huff.
Nellie is survived by husband, Derl; her two children, Donna Payne and husband, David, Billings, Mo., and Charles D. Huff, Springfield, Mo.; three stepchildren and their spouses and families, Debbie (White), Richard White, and Terry White; several step-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
Graveside services for Nellie were Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Ava Cemetery, Ava, Mo. Officiating was Pastor Oren Alcorn. Services were conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo.
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