Anita Schulte

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Anita Mae White Schulte of Jackson died unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, June 18, 2003.

She was born March 23, 1928, in Arbyrd, Mo., daughter of J.E. "Jack" and Minta Mae Hawn White.

Anita grew up in Kennett, Mo., and graduated from Kennett High School. Her family moved to Cape Girardeau, and she graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in elementary education.

She taught at several schools, including Hayti, Old Appleton and Jackson.

She and John H. Schulte Jr. were married June 26, 1950, in Cape Girardeau. They had one son, John H. "Jack" Schulte III.

Anita and John Jr. purchased the former Kerstner's Rexall Drug Store in 1962 and renamed it Jackson Rexall Drugs. She served as bookkeeper and manager nearly 30 years. She also joined in a partnership and was co-owner of Rexall and Jones Drug Store in Jackson, and Twin City Pharmacy in Marble Hill, Mo.

Throughout her life, Anita was active in many community and church organizations. At the time of her death, she was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. She was also an avid golfer, bowler and fisherman.

Anita is survived by her son of St. Louis; two sisters, Evelyn Rose (Mrs. Joe) Holladay of Wright City, Mo., Jo Marilyn (Mrs. Don) Revelle of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a brother, James Elmo White of Waukegan, Ill.

Visitation will be at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jimmy Corbin of New McKendree Church officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Diabetic Association or Southeast Missouri State University Foundation.