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Edna Leona White


Edna Leona White age 81 of Coffeyville passed away on August 22, 2021 at the Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha, KS.


Leona was born December 4, 1939 in Phoenix, AZ to Charles and Leila (Mooney) Bullard. The family made their home in Welch, OK where Leona attended and graduated from local schools. After high school she met Melvin Loveless and the couple united in marriage. To this union they were blessed with three daughters and a son before later divorcing. She was later married to Russell White who preceded her in death. Leona was a talented seamstress, making many of her children's clothes, wedding dresses, prom dresses, and of course repairing anything that needed mending. She also enjoyed quilting, she has gifted countless quilts to family and friends. Leona probably knew where every thrift store in the United States was located and she could spot a garage sale sign from miles away, she called it “junkin” and she had an absolute passion for it. Her vegetable garden was something she took pride in, growing seeds into something that she could feed family with just showed the love she had for them. You never had to wonder what was on Leona’s mind, that is what made her such a loyal friend she had her belief and would tell you about it. Family meant everything to her and she meant everything to them.


Leona’s memories will live on with her children; Charlene Walker her husband Brent of Summersville, WV, Shelia Tice her husband Todd of Middleburry, IN, Phil Loveless his wife Marsha of Independence, KS, and Kelli Brogdon her husband Mike of Nowata, OK, brothers; Don, Tom, and Randy Bullard, sisters; Ann Walker and Francis Wallace, grandchildren; Clint Nielson his wife Tanya, Russell Nielson, Vivian Powell her husband Andy, Megan Strebin her husband Andrew, Tyler Tice, Jacob Loveless his wife Bobbie, Blake Loveless, Matthew Brogdon, Erika Brogdon, and Michelle Mencias, and a herd of great-grandchildren.


She now rests with her parents and her brother Rocky Bullard.


A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at the First Assembly of God Church at 10:00am with Pastor Randy DePriest officiating. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit

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