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Saturday, May 19, 2018

OBITUARIES FOR PARISHIONERS MEL AND NANCIE WHITE

Melvin Carl White August 19,1935-May 17, 2018 ~ Nancie Carol White May 24,1939-May 18, 2018

Melvin and his wife, Nancie, of 58 years, passed 36 hours apart. They have a wonderful ending to their love story; they did everything together in life, so why should their final journey on Earth be any different.

Joint graveside services will be 11am Thursday, May 24, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Mt. Washington, KY with Deacon Gerry Mattingly presiding.  



   

Melvin Carl White, 82, of Mt. Washington, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at his home. After finishing school in West Virginia, Mel enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and served in the Vietnam War. He was a Flight Engineer, flying on the C-47, C-54, the C-118, and C-123 aircraft. He was most proud of his service in Vietnam while assigned to the 310th Air Commando Squadron with the Special Forces.

After returning to the States, he was awarded one of the highest military medals, the Distinguished Flying Cross. Mel retired after 20 years of honorable service in the United States Air Force. He loved to hunt and fish, and did so from young on. The deer heads are hanging in the house and garage, and the boat is in the garage. He enjoyed playing cards whenever the opportunity presented itself, and in later years with the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Bessie Mae (Sypolt) White; his sisters, Hazel and Virginia; and brothers, Loren, Charles Jr., Donald and James. Mel is survived by two daughters, Sandra West (Larry) and Melissa Mitchell (Kebo); one grandchild; three great grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

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Nancie Carol White, 78, of Mt. Washington, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at her home. Nancie graduated from St. John's Catholic High School in Little Chute, Wisconsin, and graduated from the National School of Aeronautics in Kansas City, Missouri. She held various secretarial and managerial positions in the States and overseas. She was program analyst at the Foreign Technology Division, and was Administrative Assistant to the CFO at PPCO in Shepherdsville, KY prior to her retirement. She enjoyed doing volunteer work at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, and filling in for the church secretary.

Family was so important to her, nothing more important than their happiness and well being. The family enjoyed playing cards at least once a month while that was possible, and helping each other, no matter the chore, large or small. Our family was brought up with love and service to each other from little on-and to help others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Wilma (Verhagen) Vandehey; sister, Ethel; and brothers, Gerald, Bruce, and Eugene. Nancie is survived by two daughters, Sandra West (Larry) and Melissa Mitchell (Kebo); a sister, Dolores Debruin; three brothers, Tom (Lisa), Wayne (Louann), and Dale (Debbie); one grandchild; three great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.