Michael G. & Julia M. White

Michael G. White, age 67, and Julia M. White, age 57, of Highland, passed away Saturday, February 7, following a traffic accident in Clinton County. Funeral services for 67 year old Michael G. and 57 year old Julia M. White will be Saturday, February 14, at 11:00 a.m., in the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Highland Animal Shelter and American Diabetes Association.

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Michael G. White was born June 16, 1947, in St. Louis, MO, the son of Clyde Lee White and Helen Mae (nee Barnett) Delschmitt.

On February 14, 1982, he married Julia Marie Cirio.

He was a member of Highland Pistol and Rifle Club; NRA; U.S. Fencing Association; Korte Recreation Center; Sand Casting Classes at SWIC; Former Member of the Highland Jaycees.

Mr. White grew up in Trenton, IL. He was a 1965 graduate of Wesclin High School. He attended Rankin Technical School and worked for Amtrak for a number of years. He designed irrigation systems for Midwest Golf, Munie Outdoor Services, and Stonewolf Golf Course; retiring at age 62. He was an avid collector and attended street rod shows and frog follies every year. He drove Stock Car #43 at Highland Speedway. He and his wife, Julia had traveled to Russia, China, Africa, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Western Europe. On their trips, they would visit orphanages and provide supplies and take residents shopping. Mr. and Mrs. White died in an automobile accident on Saturday, February 7, 2015, east of Highland, IL.

Survivors include:
Mother – Helen M Delschmitt nee Barnett, Cedar Hill, MO
Daughter – Susan M. (Boyfriend Matthew D. Denue) White, Highland, IL
Daughter – Patti A. (Scott) Nelson, Centralia, IL
Daughter – Jennifer M. (Kelly) Flanagan, Tampa, FL
Grandchild – Donovan M. White, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Steven D. White, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Alexis N. Nelson, Centralia, IL
Grandchild – Alyssa A. Nelson, Centralia, IL
Grandchild – Maximus J. Kiddy, Tampa, FL
Grandchild – Sofia E. Kiddy, Tampa, FL
Grandchild – Molly E. Flanagan, Tampa, FL
Sister – Elaine Alice Nappier, Naperville, MO
Brother – Steven Clyde White, Cedar Hill, MO
Best Friend – Gary Crosby, Highland, IL

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Clyde L. White
Wife – Julia M. White, nee Cirio
Sister – Infant

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Julia Marie White was born March 24, 1957, in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Mario Joseph and Ruth Mildred (nee Leonard) Cirio Sr.

On February 14, 1982 she married Michael G. White.

She grew up in University City, MO; earned a nursing degree from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing; later received a BSN in nursing. She has worked at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in Clayton, MO, since earning her degree. She has worked in the ICU, Cancer Critical Care, Emergency Room, many areas. Julia loved to bike and had “ridden across Nebraska” several times with her best friend, Karen. She also enjoyed swimming, Yoga, aerobics, and working out at the Korte Rec Center. She attended many nursing conventions; liked to do counted cross-stitch; photography; and was a “crazy cat lady”. She and Michael had traveled to Russia, China, Africa, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Western Europe. On their trips, they would visit orphanages and provide supplies and take residents shopping. Mr. and Mrs. White died in an automobile accident on Saturday, February 7, 2015 east of Highland, IL.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Susan M. (boyfriend-Matthew Denue) White, Highland, IL
Daughter – Patti A. (Scott) Nelson, Centralia, IL
Daughter – Jennifer M. (Kelly) Flanagan, Tampa, FL
Grandchild – Donovan M. White, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Steven D. White, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Alexis N. Nelson, Centralia, IL
Grandchild – Alyssa A. Nelson, Centralia, IL
Grandchild – Maximus J. Kiddy, Tampa, FL
Grandchild – Sofia E. Kiddy, Tampa, FL
Grandchild – Molly E. Flanagan, Tampa, FL
Sister – Phoebe A. (husband John Tieman) Cirio, University City, MO
Brother – Mario J. (Shirley) Cirio, Jr., Ballwin, MO
Best Friend – Karen L. Draper, Pocahontas, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Mario Joseph Cirio, Sr. (Died 9/7/13)
Mother – Ruth Mildred Cirio, nee Leonard (Died 9/26/12)
Husband – Michael G. White (Died 2/7/15)

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249
618-654-2133

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