Gertrude White, 97, formerly of Fort Scott and Fulton, Kan., passed away Monday afternoon, April 14, 2008, at the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott, Kan., after battling Alzheimer's and dementia for the past several years. She was born on Feb. 15, 1911, in Hydro, Okla., the daughter of Wallace C. and Bertha W. Russell Clark of Fort Scott.
She graduated from the Kansas Teacher's College in Pittsburg and taught in a one-room schoolhouse near Fulton for several years. She also worked at Key's Overall Factory in Fort Scott and then later Kresge's Drug Store in St. Louis after the death of her first husband, Carl E. Main, in 1963.
She is survived by her two sons, Clark Q. Main and his wife Ardyce of Lebanon, Ill. and Carl R. Main of Houston, Texas; a grandson, Tim Main and his wife Fran, of Omaha, Neb.; two great-granddaughters, Caitlyn and Chloe Main; and two step-granddaughters, Kammie Reile of Lincoln, Neb., and Shelly Rassier of Williston, N.D. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl Main, and a sister, Lenore Belle Cooke, of Kansas City, Kan.
The Rev. Steve MacArthur will conduct graveside services 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at the Fairview Cemetery in Fulton. Family and friends will meet at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home at 1 p.m and leave for the cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Prescott Countryview Nursing Home and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS, 66701.