Dorothy C. White

Dorothy C. White, 93, formerly of Sikeston, Missouri, went to meet our Lord on April 5, 2020 at Prestige Senior Living in Henderson, Nevada. She was born Dorothy Claire Stoppenbrink on March 29, 1927 to Enid and Louis Stoppenbrink. Dorothy grew up in West Frankfort, Illinois, and was raised by her maternal grandparents, Bertha and William Martin. She later lived in Missouri with her mom and stepfather A.C. Shelby. Dorothy was a Christian who was active in the Church of God (Anderson, IN) her entire life. 


Dorothy attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as well as Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana where she met Robert W. White (Bob). They were happily married for forty years until Bob’s passing in 1990. Surviving are their five children: Paul (Marilyn) White of Carnegie, PA; Philip (Carol) White of Knoxville, TN; Rebecca Sun of Salt Lake City, UT; John (Barbara) White of Henderson, NV; and Suzanne DeJaune of Pensacola, FL. Also surviving are four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Dorothy was proceeded in passing by one grandchild.


Dorothy’s many credits include that she: taught school for a year in a four room country schoolhouse; professionally practiced as a substitute school teacher; served as a PTA president; taught in-depth Sunday school; lead a Girl Scout troop; performed in Little Theater stage productions; participated as a bassoonist in several city orchestras; enjoyed membership in Beta Sigma Phi; skillfully played the piano; and she even wrote and promoted a children’s book! Dorothy traveled all over the world and made trips to Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America, including a ride down the Amazon River when she was 80 years old!


A memorial service will be held for Dorothy at a future date.

4 Comments. Leave new

  • Angela Caldwell
    April 11, 2020 8:43 pm

    May God bless the family and friends in this time of sorrow. 1 Corinthians 15:26 assures us, “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” Until that wonderful time. May all of your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of Mrs. Dorothy C White and joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived and loved.

  • Jim Bob Daugherty
    April 13, 2020 12:47 pm

    I will always cherish the memories of Dorothy, at Tanner Street, and her wonderful personality, and children, I pray God will give you comfort at this time, may he be ever present as you move forward.


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