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Halene Bay Abbott White, 99, of Leavenworth, KS., passed away peacefully, August 30, 2021.

She was born March 17, 1922, in Bunker, MO., the daughter of Albert and Edith Bay. The family later moved to DeSoto MO., where she graduated from DeSoto High School. Halene loved performing in school productions and reciting long humorous poetry.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Abbott Sutton (Kim); granddaughters, Marly Kaeding, Megan and Molly Abbott; grandsons, Leslie Abbott (Tanya), David Abbott (Nora), Bay Abbott; great-grandsons, Cole, Landen, Zac Abbott, Landon Mishmash and granddaughter Hailey Abbott; three stepchildren, Maureen Enderlin, (Pete), Sheila White Moore, Marlow V. White II, (Dawn); and many great-grandchildren.

Along with her first husband, William Abbott, they owned and operated Abbott Butane/Propane Gas Company in Lawton, OK. After the death of William Abbott, she married Marlow White and together they started Marlow White Uniforms by traveling for 20 years to all the Army bases in the U.S., including Hawaii and Europe, eventually opening a permanent uniform store currently located at 400 Seneca Street in Leavenworth, KS. It has been a thriving and vital asset to our military community worldwide.

Because of her dedication to serving our military officers, she continued to work until age 95. She and Marlow loved to dance everything from Latin to Swing dancing and enjoyed traveling the world together.

She adored her family and cherished many dogs throughout her life. She was a terrific saleswoman, business owner, avid reader, wonderful cook, always generous, known for her faith in God and wise advice. Each person she touched was blessed by her life.

Please note the extended dates and that facial masks will be required for both services. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., September 16 at Davis Funeral Home, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth, KS.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., September 17, at Immaculate Conception Church, 711 North Fifth St. Leavenworth, KS. by Father Glenn Snow, O. Carm.

Halene had a lifelong love of dogs, she would be thankful for any memorial donations to help animals in need at the Hope Shelter, 101 N. Broadway, Leavenworth, KS. and also, Immaculate Conception Church.

Click here to read the obituary as it's posted on the Leavenworth Times.

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