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Mary Nell White, 97, Taylor County, KY (1926-2023

Mary Nell White of Campbellsville, daughter of the late William H. Cobb and Cordie Acree Cobb, was born April 23, 1926 in Taylor County. She died Friday, November 10, 2023 in Campbellsville at age 97.

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Elkhorn Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School for many years, she was known as a prayer warrior and was close to the Lord all her life. She made a lasting impression on others by the way she lived her life and the high values she held. Her life was lived in a way that was a witness for the Lord without using words.

She was a loving wife and mother, always putting the needs of her family and others before her own. She united in marriage to Daniel White September 19, 1946 and together Mary Nell and Daniel built White Oil Company. She took on many different roles as a partner; helping build the company into what it is today. She was always beside Daniel in endeavors to grow the company and was imperative to the success of the business. Daniel preceded her in death June 9, 2021.

She is survived by one son and two daughters: Ronnie White and wife, Connie, Phyllis Rhodes and husband, Bobby and Linda Smith and husband, Robert of Campbellsville; four grandchildren: Nelda Eads and husband, Jamie, Chad White, Todd White and wife, Jennifer and Wesley Bennett Smith of Campbellsville; five great-grandchildren: Jace Eads, Jacob Eads, Anna Grace Eads, Collin White and Savannah White; one great-great-grandchild: Gracelynn Eads; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Mary Nell was also preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin Rhodes on December 22, 2011; one brother and two sisters: Shelly Cobb, Corrine Williams, and Ruby Waters

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11amET Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Bill Davenport and Rev. Ronnie Dooley. VISITATION: 5 - 8 Monday. BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to the Elkhorn Cemetery Fund and may be made at the funeral home.

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