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Obituary: Imogene White, Otisco

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Imogene White, 83, of Otisco, Indiana, formerly of Columbus, passed from this life at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Sellersburg.

Imogene had held many jobs in her lifetime, including working as a presser at Art's Cleaners, a supervisor at Developmental Services Inc., and working for Irwin Management in Columbus and Swifty Farms in Seymour. Having a passion for children, Imogene was a longtime foster parent and a Nana to many.

She was a former member of 25th Street Church of Christ and for the last seven years she was a faithful member of the Memphis Church of Christ. Her hobbies included reading, gardening, sewing, cooking, playing with children and animals and riding motorcycles.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike. Family and friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be at Unionville Cemetery in Monroe County.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Riley Hospital for Children or Kosair Children's Hospital.

Online condolences may be sent to Imogene's family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in Monroe County May 24, 1930, Imogene was the daughter of Ralph H. and Beulah M. Chitwood Durnal.

She is survived by her children, Dione Virjean White of Otisco, Don Eugene White of Greenwood, and Douglas Edward (Ollie) White of Austin; grandchildren, Dakota Lee Cochenour, Jenny Lynn May, and Jesse James (Brandy) Cochenour; great-grandchildren, Lillian Rose and Aaron Casey Cochenour; a sister, Connie Lou (Mike) Hobbs of Columbus; four nephews; three nieces; two great-nephews; 11 great-nieces; four great-great nephews; and four great-great nieces.

Imogene was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Oren Lee Durnal; a sister, Mary Catherine Durnal; and a nephew, Steven Lee Durnal.

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