Abbie D. White

Abbie D. White

Abbie D. White, December 18, 2016;  Beloved mother of Anna Maria (Philip) Lehrke and Amy S. White; daughter of the late Ernest and Emma Daniels;  loving aunt, sister and friend to many. Preceded in death by her sisters, Veora “Ossie” McKeon, Maxene Bernardini, and Pearl Brewer, and brother, Ernest Daniels.

Abbie retired from St. John Medical Center in Tulsa in 1995 and kicked off her encore chapter with a move to San Antonio, where she began volunteering in hospice.  After a time back in Tulsa, Abbie moved to St. Louis on New Years Eve, 2010, becoming an integral part of her beloved community at the Covenant Place.  She was both a hoot and inspiration. She began volunteering for Pathways Community Hospice and faithfully attending the Friday Night Shabbat Services at the Covenant Place. She was active in Yoga, Tai Chi, Charlie’s Fun and Fitness, Chai Notes Bell Choir,  Covenant Corale, Mussar study group,  the“Lobby Group” and playing Tripoli with friends.

Her favorite sayings included the Serenity Prayer, remembering that God is doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves, and the five simple rules for happiness: 1. Free your heart from hatred. 2. Free your mind from worries. 3. Live simply. 4. Give more. 5. Expect less.

Memorial service Friday, December 30th, 2:00 PM at Baue Funeral Home. Visitation at 1:00 pm. Memorial contributions preferred to Covenant Place Foundation.  An informal gathering will take place in the Friendship Room at the Covenant Place on Friday, January 6th at noon. 

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