Obituary for Robert White III
Robert Edward Lee White III, 86, of Sedalia, died Saturday evening, February 18, 2017 at the St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born May 18, 1930, in Kansas City, Kansas, son of Robert E. L. White II and Beulah H. Hawkins. In January 1947, he married Norma Rebeck. On May 26, 1961 he married Mary Buchanan who died March 18, 2000 and on January 13, 2001 he married Dorothy Steele who survives of the home. Mr White was a member of East Sedalia Baptist Church and Moose Lodge 1494. He loved traveling, spending time with family and sharing his humor. Survivors include his wife Dorothy White of the home; a son, Steven White and wife Marilyn, Henderson, Nevada; a daughter, Janice Stambaugh of Tonganoxie, Kansas; three step sons, Dean Buchanan and wife Pat, Olathe, Kansas; Dwayne Steele and wife Donna, Osage Beach, Mo; Dennis Steele and wife Kelly, Sedalia, Mo; two step daughters, Cathy Labadie and husband Dan, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Janice Kennedy and husband Mike, Belton, Missouri; his sister Frances Simcox, Raymore, Missouri; 28 grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, a great grandchild and four step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Robert E.L. White IV and a sister Shirley Zechel Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home with Matthew Herren officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:30 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mt. Herman Cemetery.