Mary R. White, 93, of Elkhart formerly of South Bend, IN passed away on Saturday, December 7,2019 at Hubbard Hill Retirement Community in Elkhart. She was born on June 27, 1926 in South Bend to George B. and Goldie M. (Kuntz) Campbell. She married Herbert L. White on March 17, 1944 in Kenmore, New York and her preceded her in death on May 23, 2007.
In her youth Mary loved playing golf in Naples, Florida, in her 70’s she was known for doing cartwheels for birdies and doing headstands for the grandchildren! Mary retired as a secretary at Bendix Corporation after 25 years. Mary was formerly a member at Hillcrest Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the church choir. She attended Faith United Methodist Church in Goshen.
Mary is survived by her children; Sandra K. Koehler of Elkhart and John P. (Beth) White of Naples, FL. Her grandchildren; Patty (Joe) Cipriano, Gail (Nate) Perton, Michelle (Matthew) Kreager, Laura (Nolan) King and Chris (Katrina) Koehler and 12 great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister, Goldie M. Nicholos Bartrum.
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514. Friends may visit one hour before the funeral services at the funeral home. Rev. John Hogsett and Chaplain Tim Henke is officiating. Entombment will follow at Highland Cemetery in South Bend, IN. Memorial donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Haiti Mission Fund at Faith United Methodist, 22045 CR 18, Goshen, IN 46528. Online condolences may be made online at the funeral home website.
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Faith United Methodist Church
22045 CR 18, Goshen IN 46528