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Emma Jean White

December 4, 1937 ~ December 10, 2021 (age 84)


Bethel resident Emma J. (Bivings) White passed December 10, 2021. She was 84 years old. 

White was born Dec. 4 1937 in Idabel Oklahoma, to Cleveland J Bivings and Gladys (Frazier) Bivings. She grew up on her daddy’s small farm in Idabel picking cotton with all her siblings until she married Thomas L White on March 19, 1954. She raised a family for over fifty years in the Shawnee area. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Shawnee and served her Lord in Christ. 

Survivors include her two sons, and daughters-in-law, Len and Denise White of Shawnee, Betty White of Macomb, and Tommy and Cindy White of Shawnee. 9 grandkids, 26 great-grandkids, 7 great great-grandkids. Her sisters Dorothy Free, Glenda Thompson from Idabel OK. Her brother Calvin Bivings is from Nashville TN. 

She was preceded in death by both of her parents her beloved husband Thomas White and son Rickie White. Her sisters Erma Franks, Ina Robins, her brothers JR Bivings, KD Bivings. 

Visitation will be 12:00 p.m., noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2021, and continue until service time. Service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Dale Cemetery following the service under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. 

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December 15, 2021

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Funeral Service
December 16, 2021

2:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

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