Rhna White

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Rhna White, 60, formerly of Gaylord, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021, in Clarkston, MI.

She was born July 8, 1960, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Brenton and Carole (Atcheson) Curl.

One of Rhna’s greatest joys was working with children.  She owned and operated Teddy Bear Daycare for more than 22 years, doing what she loved.  When she was not working, she enjoyed reading, crafting, and planning her next adventure.  The family would spend their vacations at their cabin on Manuka Lake.

Rhna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; and brothers, Russell and Mitchel Curl.

She is survived by her children, Benjamin (Melissa) White of Harrison Township, MI, and Valorie White of Lansing, MI; grandchildren, Briana and Cameron; and sister, Sheri (Paul) Cornell of Howell, MI.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. from the Nelson Funeral Home, Pastor Paul Gruenberg, officiating. Visitation will begin on Thursday (February 4) at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 733 Third Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10017 or visit https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate to donate online.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.   www.nelsonsfuneralhome.com

11 comments on “Rhna White”

  1. Rhna and Paul were wonderful people. Paul would always give people rides home after play practice, in his huge Chrysler New Yorker. Rhna was my sister Lucy’s best friend throughout high school. So many fond memories of them both. Rest In Peace beautiful lady.

  2. Mary (Rippe) McKinney

    I knew Rhna from early childhood. So sorry to hear of her passing. She and Paul were a match made in Heaven where they are now together again. We send our condolences to the family.

  3. So sorry to hear of Rhna’s passing. In the late 1990’s Rhna cared for my two daughters when I began attending college classes. I was always confident that they were being well cared for and having fun.

  4. Barbara Switalski

    I am so sorry to hear this. She was a great lady. I remember some Cub Scout events! Praying for all of your family.

  5. Rhna was a wonderful lady! I have so many memories with her. I went to Teddy Bear Daycare until I was 11, and would continue to help out here and there. She did a great job with learning, crafts, and taking us on adventures, from tea parties to sleepovers. She did a great job with the kids. I’m so sorry to hear about your family’s loss.

  6. Ben and Val, I’m so sorry to hear about Rhna’s passing. I still think of her often and will remember her for all the things she did for us and taught us. She was truly an amazing woman and I’m so hapoy to have spent my childhood in her home. Thank you for sharing her with all of us.

  7. Kim (Heumann) Miller

    Rhna was a blessing to my family, as well as Ben and Valorie who were a major part of raising my kids (Andrea & Paige). The kids went to Teddy Bear Daycare in 1990 until they didn’t need to go to daycare anymore. The love and kindness never went unnoticed! My condolences to the family. Know that you have a wonderful angel now keeping watch over you!

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