Keith Allen White

A memorial visitation for Dr. Keith Allen White, 64, Lawrence, will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. At a date to be determined, there will be a graveside memorial at Belleville, Kansas.

Dr. White died Monday, June 22, 2020, in Lawrence.

He was born March 19, 1956, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Bobby Lee White and Edith Louise McConnaughey White. He graduated from Belleville High School in 1974, graduated from Hutchinson Community College in 1976, and graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1979.

Dr. White worked as a chiropractor in Lawrence since 1980. He enjoyed racquetball, playing board and card games with his family, working on projects around the house, and was an avid fan of the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas City Chiefs. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He married Kay Marie Canfield on May 22, 1976 in Belleville, Kansas. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his children, Chase White of Shawnee, Kansas, Mitchell White and wife Katie of Waxahachie, Texas, Sommer Barker and husband Chad of Wichita, Kansas, Kim Frank and husband Jacob of Terlton, Oklahoma, Julie White of Lawrence, Kansas; brothers, Kevin L. White and wife Terrie of New Braunfels, Texas, and Steve White; grandchildren, Zoë, Landon, Sadie, Charles, Aiden, Evelyn, Sydney, and Rachel.

During these last years of health complications Dr. White accepted Jesus Christ as his savior. We have peace and confidence knowing he is no longer in pain and is with Jesus until we meet again.

Messages & Condolences

From Denise Harris and Family, Brandy and kids...

Kay and Family…Keith{Bro} was a wonderful Husband,Father, Grandfather, and a fantastic Doc..Nobody can take his place for being a bone popper…He was the best…He will be greatly missed..He was a very caring guy…He got his wings and will still protect you all as he would of done always..Peace be with you and all the kiddos…Love you all..

From Jim, Tammy, James, Jessica Harris...

Sorry for your loss. We will truly miss talking sports at our visits. Knew the family for 35 years. I went to see him for the first time when I was 8. White family will be in our prayers.

From Georgia Damis...

To Kay and family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Keith was a wonderful doctor, trusted friend and genuinely good human being. He not only gave the best physical care, he was always ready with a willing ear and an understanding, compassionate and supportive heart in times both good and bad. I was blessed to be both patient and friend.
Rest in peace, my dear friend, rest in peace. May we meet again.

From Janet Bryan...

Dear Kay and family,
We were so sorry to hear about Keith. I know our daughter Christine loved you especially and your encouragement with home schooling. We know you through her and will keep you in our prayers. Love in Him, Bryan and Janet Lilius
I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭18:1-2‬ ‭

From Mary Kay Hobson...

Dear Kay , I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling. Only time and the peace that Our Heavenly Father can give you every day can carry you through this . You were the first person who prayed for me to know Christ and I’ll never forget this. I’m glad Keith found Jesus. That can give you comfort till you meet again . I know he will be missed . I wish I was there for you . I’ll keep you in my prayers I love you .

From Bob Garcia...

So sorry for your loss

From James and Jeanette Wisdom...

Keith was a great friend and we enjoyed picking on each other and have had great times together. Good friends like him are rare, Keith loved people and enjoyed his family–we will all miss him. Just makes us realize how precious life is and how we always need to say those things that need to be said. Love you guys, James and Jeanette Wisdom

From Kermit and Trish Cottrell...

Kay, Please accept our condolences for you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything you need. Your backyard neighbors = Kermit and Trish

From Lois Pachella...

Kay….My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Knowing Keith is in Heaven is such a wonderful assurance that you will see him again. Love you and praying for you and your family.

From Sheila Warren...

Kay, I remember seeing your husband come for lunch at HyVee. I’m sorry for what you and your family are going through.

From Judy (Woodman) Uphoff...

Keith & I were 3rd cousins. My grandmother was Hazel Scofield,Bob White’s sister. I remember Keith when he was small. I am sending hugs & prayers.

From Laura and Gary White...

For all of Dr. Keith White’s family, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We will dearly miss Keith. He always was so positive and cheerful. May you all find peace and be comforted in the Lord.

From Joni Canfield...

So very sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Keith was a very good man, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather as well as a great friend. May our Heavenly Father comfort each of you. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all very much!

From Debra Templeton...

Kay and all of the super White family, this was such sad news. I was so comforted to learn of Keith’s decision to accept Jesus. Now we have the greatest peace that in time the entire White family will be reunited in heaven. Praying for God’s peace and comfort in all of your lives.

From Roxanne Williams...

I’m so sorry for your loss! Keith was such an awesome man and made a difference in so many peoples lives. He will be greatly missed!
John, Roxanne, &Jacob Williams

From Kathy Carlson...

I am so very sorry to Kay and his children and grandchildren. He was truly a special man. He loves his family so much. Keith was my chiropractor but more importantly he was my good friend. I would get an update with the lastest info on what his family was doing. He loved you all so much. He will be truly missed. Rest in peace Keith.

From Barry and Karen Helton...

Mitch and family. We are saddened to hear of your father’s passing But we rejoice knowing he’s with Jesus. We love you and are praying for the Holy Spirit to bring comfort to all of you.

From Beverly & Jim Tibbetts...

Hi Kay~so very sorry to hear your sad news. What a wonderful life you built together…that cute young bride & groom on your beautiful wedding in May. Please know you are in my thoughts. Fondly, Beverly Erwin Tibbetts

From Barbara Hoover...

Kay & Family I’m so sorry to hear of Keith’s has passing, he was a great friend and great chiropractor, He had great humor, he will be greatly missed❣️

From Mike and Tena Bush...

Kay and family, I love you all and pray for the presence of our Lord an d Savior, to bring you peace and comfort at this time. Praise God that he is Rejoicing in Paradise, with his Redeemer , and is experiencing the newness of life eternal!

From Randall, Ruth, Casey & Cody Amerine...

Kay & family – We are so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing! He was a great man and someone that we have all looked to for our chiropractic care for many, many years! He will be sorely missed by many! Whenever we saw him, he would share stories about you and the family and it was obvious that his love for you all was the most important thing in his life!

From Julie hiatt patton...

Praying for peace for you and your family

From Kate Boyd...

I am so very sorry! Dr White was truly a good man, a great chiropractor, and a friend! Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

From Luke Weese...

We love you all and are praying for you.

From Dylan S...

So sorry Chase, Somer, Mitchell and all the family! Many great times at the White House. Praying God will give strength during this very sad moment in all your lives.

From Sharon Ball...

Dear Kay: My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I can’t imagine the heartbreak you feel, but knowing you will see him in Heaven is a great reassurance. Love, Sharon Ball

From Frank Legg...

Kay and family. I’m so sorry to hear about Keith’s passing. He was a great guy for sure. I still have a great many memories of our high school wrestling years. Prayers for you all.

From Virginia Fode...

Thank you for everything. Such a caring person and physician. You will definitely be missed.

From Arvel McElroy...

I’m sorry to hear this. May his memory be eternal.

From Alan, Pam, Caleb, Joshua Canfield...

We love you.

From JIMMY and VELDA Dick...

Kay, and family, Keith was quite a great guy, Loved his family, and was a great chiropractor, was so kind, such a great loss. VELDA, JIMMY.

From Candy Colvin...

Dear Kay and family. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Keith. Blake and Heather had mentioned of his illness, and I was praying for his health to return to him. The times I met him he was very friendly and cordial. Just know that you and the family our in my prayers and I am thinking of you.

From gary L. wheeler...

To Kay and family, so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing, I first met Keith in the early nineties, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

From Sue Radcliffe...

Kay and family, I was so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. What a special guy he was. Whenever you asked, he was always GREAT, no matter what he was going through. His family Was #1 in his book, you were all so important to him. I will miss his friendship, sharing stories and laughter. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Sue

From Carol Oneslager...

Kay and family,
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of Keith. Prayers for all of you!!!

From Anne, Shira and Brian...

Kay, Chase, Kim, Mitchel, Summer, Julie and families:
We are so deeply saddened to hear about Keith. Some of our best memories are as neighbors on Flint Drive, and also Keith as my amazing chiropractor. He was so positive and upbeat, never seemed to let anything get him down. We are sending our love and prayers to all of you.

From Shawna Radciffe...

Dear Kay and family Dr White had been my Chiropractor and friend since I was a Senior in High School. 1983. Through the years we exchanged many stories ,life happenings and healing each other. I will miss him greatly. My thoughts are with all of you

From Debbie Shafer...

So sorry to hear about Keith he was a awesome person compassionate about his patients
He will be greatly missed

From Rick Bryant...

Kay and family – On behalf of Keith’s racquetball family, we will miss his laughter, competitiveness and unique scoring tactics to win a game. In his final appearances on the court, Keith always brought a sense of adventure of what was going to happen to him next. May he hit many rollouts at his next court as he is missed on our court. Rick Bryant and the Genesis racquetball crew.

From Sue Ashcraft...

Kay and family, We are so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. He was entirely too young. He was such a spark plug! Hugs, kisses, thoughts, and prayers are coming your way.
Much love, Sue and Dick

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