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Marlena White

May 28, 2018 ~ May 27, 2018

Marlena Lea White


            Marlena Lea White, 63 years old, of Milan, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at her home.

            Marlena was born August 24, 1954 to Walter and Patricia (Wyant) Olmstead in Columbia, Missouri.

            Survivors include: Her father, Walter Olmstead of Milan; one daughter, Kim Wheeler and husband Scott of Milan; one son, Joseph Rogulski and fiancé Jeanie Kinney of Green City; two grandchildren, Clarissa Lemire and her boyfriend Kolby Hoerrmann and Andrew Lemire; seven great grandchildren, October Middaugh, Calvin Lemire, Jerrick Lemire, Michael Hoerrmann, Kooper Hoerrmann, Kacen Hoerrmann, and Kameryn Hoerrmann; four brothers, Randal and wife Laura Olmstead of Unionville, Missouri, Stan and wife Jane Olmstead of Pattonsburg, Missouri, Jay and wife Connie Olmstead of Trenton, Missouri, and Roger Olmstead and Michelle Miles of Columbia, Missouri; one sister, Anita Hahn of Raytown, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by: her mother, Patricia Olmstead; maternal grandparents, Virgil and Raymah Wyant; paternal grandparents, Walter H. and Venice Olmstead; a niece, Jamie Lamma; and an ex-husband, Larry Pfeiffer.

            Marlena grew up in Milan and graduated from Milan C-2 High School. She lived in several places throughout the years, including New Mexico, California, and Nevada. Marlena has worked as a Secretary for her father’s insurance company and for United Coin. She has also worked as a Para at Milan C-2, a seamstress, a cake decorator, and was in charge of after school programs at the YMCA. She enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls and angels, loved traveling, and watching her grandkids and great grandkids ballgames.

            Funeral services for Marlena will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan. A visitation is scheduled for one hour prior to the service, starting at 1:00 PM. Marlena will be cremated after, and a private inurnment will be held at Bairdstown Cemetery at a later date.

            Memorial contributions are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 

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