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Sonya White


Sonya White, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 29, 1951, in Madison, Ind., to Earl J. and Geneva L. (Tucker) Green.

On June 4, 1971, she married Clifford A. White and he preceded her in death on July 15, 2015.

Sonya is survived by her son, Colen (Jennifer) White of Shelbyville, Ind.; daughter, Tonya (Lloyd) Burks of Shelbyville; mother, Geneva Green of Vevay, Ind.; three grandchildren, Zachary White, Chelsea White and Brandon White; sisters, Sharon McClure of Canaan, Ind., Karen Green of Vevay, Ind., and Phyllis (Dennis) Chase of Florence, Ind.; uncle Kenny Tucker and aunt Kathy Tucker, both of Vevay; aunt Darlene Armstrong, of Greensburg; her dog, Sisco Kid, of 17 years, and her four miniature horses.

She was preceded in death by her father and husband.

Sonya was employed at Randall Textron in Greensburg. She then worked at Ashford Place from 2006 until her retirement in 2012.

She enjoyed puzzle books. Sonya was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs. The highlight of her life was spending time with her grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 17, 2019, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Funeral services will follow at noon at the funeral home.

She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Clifford, in the Heroes of Honor and Glory section in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Cremator.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors, Shelby County Cancer Association, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital or Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter.

Funeral Directors Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the White family.

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.