West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Thelma Kinney
Thelma Kinney

Thelma Melvina White Hull Kinney was born the daughter of Napoleon Edrington “Dock” and Nora Ethel (Bussell) White on November 24, 1919 in Anthony, Kansas, and departed this life October 16, 2012 at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 92 years.

She was united in marriage on March 29, 1939 at Pomona, Missouri to Reverend G. M. Hull, who preceded her in death on July 17, 1973. She was united in marriage on October 6, 1979 at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Earl E. Kinney, who also preceded her in death in May of 2003.

She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Underwood of Thayer, Missouri; a son, Dan Hull and wife, Terri of Thayer; a daughter-in-law, Betty Hull of Nixa, Missouri; a son-in-law, Bob Underwood of Thayer; one granddaughter, Susan Dills and her husband, Joe of Thayer and their family, Savannah and Derrick Smith of Koshkonong, Missouri and Sarah and Cory Carey and daughter, Brooklyn of West Plains, Missouri; five grandsons, Mark Underwood and his wife, Missy of Thayer, Missouri and son, Mitchell; Tim Hull and his wife, Lori of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and sons, Matthew and his fiancé, Christina of Austin, Texas and Christian of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; Tony Hull and his wife, Carey of Nixa, Missouri and sons, Brayden and Brennyn; Todd Hull and his wife, Lagsana of Stafford, Virginia and daughters, Abigail and Amilynne; Toby Hull of Springfield, Missouri and daughter, Madison; a brother, Gene White and his wife, Betty of Sparta, Missouri; a sister, June Gentry of Joplin, Missouri; several step-children, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dock and Nora (Bussell) White; her husbands, Rev. G. M. Hull and Earl Kinney; a son, Sam Hull; a grandson, Steven Underwood; three brothers, Harry, Leroy and Dean White and two sisters, Maureen Gentry and Betty Morgan.

She was a Christian lady with strong unwavering faith and truly loved her Lord. With that faith, she and Brother Hull built and established Faith Tabernacle in Camp, Arkansas. She was a homemaker, a mom and a very special “granny” and “granny great” to many and was loved by all.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer, Missouri. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, October 19, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.



  1. Glenda Cooley
    October 18, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    What a very special lady Miss Thelma was! It was a privilege to get to know her and the family while she was at Shepherd’s View, especially Miss Peggy. You are in my thoughts & prayers. It is we who are left here to mourn that have hurting hearts. But Miss Thelma is well & happy with her Savior and the loved ones gone on before.

  2. Clemmie
    October 22, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    Sorry for your loss.