Lila Fern (Pulis) White, 88, of Paris, formerly of Mexico, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Monroe Manor in Paris.

Private family services will be held under the direction of Arnold Funeral Home.

Lila was born December 29, 1929 in Audrain County, the daughter of John Jesse and Naomi (Smith) Pulis. She married Edward Earl White on October 7, 1949 in Centralia. He preceded her in death on August 26, 2008.

Mrs. White had worked at the Florsheim Shoes and Square D.

Lila is survived by six children, Steve (Ginny) White, Peggy Wolter, Stephanie (Fred) Bowman, Jeffery White, Shaun (De) White, and Barry (Michelle) White; 10 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild; and one sister, Carol Bradley.

She is preceded in death by her parents, six sisters, Vivian Gipson, Velma Pool, Hazel Kable, Colleen Campbell, Nelda Monk, and Roseland Haverstick; and two brothers, James Vincel Pulis and Ralph Dale Pulis.

Memorials may be made to the Monroe Manor Activities Fund, c/o Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.

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