Rose White

Obituary of Rose Marie White

Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Rose Marie White, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the home she shared with her daughter, where she was blessed to reside the past two years. Rose Marie was born on March 16, 1938, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Dr. David Eliot and Harriett Rose (Elliott) Bixby. She graduated from Rock Creek High School Class of 1956, and she married Kenneth W. White on November 24, 1957, at the Rock Creek United Methodist Church. Rose Marie received her associate in nursing from Kent State University and worked as a registered nurse for many years. Together they raised their family of three in Rock Creek and later settled in North Kingsville, Ohio for over 30 years. Rose Marie loved her entire family and cherished the time she was able to spend with them. She adored music; she had a beautiful voice and enjoyed playing the organ and piano. She also loved to travel, particularly enjoying any time she spent at the ocean or in the mountains. She treasured her church families and was most recently blessed to be a part of the Gageville United Methodist and First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster churches. Rose Marie enjoyed life to the fullest until her passing; she embraced the peace and tranquility of her last days surrounded by friends and family - singing and reading, a passion she held onto in her final days. Rose Marie is survived by her children David G. (Laura) White and Greg K. (Kathryn) White, both of Ashtabula and Janet A. White of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, Andrew (Stacy) and Nicholas (Amanda) White; and great-grandchildren, Sophia, Madilyn, and Emilia. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved husband, Kenneth W. White in 2018. A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00AM at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, 3140 E. Center Rd. (US Route 20), North Kingsville. A memorial service will also be held in the near future for her friends and family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to two organizations that Rose Marie loved to support: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org), and the Lancaster County Food Hub (lancasterfoodhub.org), or the Ann Barshinger Cancer Institute, Lancaster, PA (lancastergeneralhealth.org), where she received excellent care over the past year. Online guestbook and condolences available at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com
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Saturday
9
October

Final Resting Place

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Greenlawn Memory Gardens
3140 E. Center St
North Kingsville, Ohio, United States
Saturday
9
October

Graveside Service

10:00 am
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Greenlawn Memory Gardens
3140 E. Center St
North Kingsville, Ohio, United States
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