Mary Alice (Underwood) White

May 14, 1948 ~ October 25, 2022 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Mary Alice White, 74, of Cambria, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2022, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Jerry Kizzire officiating. Burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Mary was born May 14, 1948, in Herrin, to Velma Underwood. She married James Don White on July 15, 1967, in Cambria. Together they have shared 55 wonderful years.

She is survived by her husband, Jim White of Cambria; daughters, Amy (Jim) Primo of Savannah, Georgia, and Cathrine (Sam) Hoekstra of Carterville; son, Brett (Elise) White of Belleville; grandchildren, Eden (Mitch) Elston of Talbott, Tennessee, Bridgette (John) Englert and Kalli Tribbett, all of Lafayette, Indiana, Seth (Alyssa) Gayer of Fenton, Missouri, Avery White of Belleville, and Kirsten Jordan, Caden Jordan, and Oliver Hoekstra, all of Carterville; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Jerry Dean White of Carterville and Jon White of Columbia, Missouri; plus several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother; in-laws, Jackie Don and Wilma White; sister-in-law, Debbie White; sisters, Darlene Adams, Jeanetta Underwood; and brother, George Underwood.

She had been a beautician for over 30 years at Nellie’s Modernelle, Nora Lee’s, and for Bev Roland. Mary also served as a cook for Tri-C for 9 years.

Mary was a member of Grand Avenue Christian Church in Carbondale.

She enjoyed traveling, going to the movies, and crocheting. Mary also loved to cheer on Carterville Lions Softball Team, Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) Lady Falcons, and UK basketball.  


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October 28, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

Funeral Service
October 28, 2022

1:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918


Hospice of Southern Illinois
204 Halfway Road, Marion IL 62959


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