Obituary for Mabel Lenora (Degner) White
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Mabel Lenora (Degner) White

February 22, 1932 ~ December 7, 2020 (age 88)

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December 9, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Graveside Service
December 9, 2020

11:15 AM
Prospect Hill Cemetery
13th and Maple
Norfolk, NE 68701

Graveside services for Mabel L. White, 88, of Norfolk will be 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2020, in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Reverend Christopher Asbury will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue.

Mrs. White passed away Monday, December 7, 2020, at Heritage of Bel Air.

Mabel was born on February 22, 1932, in St. Joseph, MI, the daughter of Herbert and Lenore (Vogel) Degner. She was baptized on March 6, 1932 and confirmed on March 25, 1945 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bridgman, MI. Later, the family moved to Nebraska and Mabel graduated from Deshler High School in 1949. After graduation, Mable became a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell.

On August 19, 1956, Mabel married Delvin P. White at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The couple made Madison their home. She was the church secretary at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison.

She had a variety of interests, from collecting angels, cross stitching, raising flowers, gardening and canning, to making candles. Mable was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Dirt Daubers, a group dedicated to gardening, good desserts and conversation.

Mabel is survived by her two children: a daughter Cheryl (Rich) Eliason, of Omaha; son Bruce (Julie) White, of Lincoln; four grandchildren-Amanda (Lawrence) Sharpe, Sara Eliason, Colleen (Brennan) Downs and Susan White; and two sisters, Louis (Jerry) White, of Lincoln and Ellen Kunert of Fremont.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Delvin in 2017.

Memorials requested to the Orphan Grain Train or Lutheran High Northeast.

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