Blanche Evelyn White, 71, daughter of Homer and Myrtle Hale Adams, was born Oct. 2, 1933, at Cabool. She died Sept. 25, 2005, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston.She grew up in the Cabool area and graduated from Cabool High School.She married Jack White Nov. 14, 1953. They had two sons.Mrs. White began her working career early in life, in the insurance field in Florida, Cabool and Houston. She also worked in the family business for several years.Her first political venture was in 1979, serving on the board of Texas County Memorial Hospital for six years. She was elected Texas County associate commissioner in 1985, making a name for herself, “”Commissioner Dynamite.”” She was known around the state among the 300 plus commissioners. She never let her physical disability get in the way of representing the county as she attended the annual meetings of the Missouri Association of Counties, where she met and made friends with officials and service providers.She was active in various county, regional and state associations and organizations involving local government. She was on the commission when Texas and Wright counties began the planning process for the enhanced 911 emergency phone system. Even after her tenure as county commissioner, she would visit the courthouse to keep current with the happenings in county government.She was elected mayor of Houston in 1991. Many projects were implemented during her two terms.She served on the Houston Housing Inc. board for four years until her health prohibited her from attending.She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lloyd Adams.Surviving are her husband of the home in Houston; two sons, Robert “”Bob”” of Cabool and Mark of Houston; one brother, Louie Adams of Cabool; one sister, Beulah Adams of Cabool; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Services are 2 o’clock today (Thursday) at the Ozark Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Care. “

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