Betty, 92, Marion, walked through the gates of heaven at 2:54 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014. She was born in Fairmount, Indiana to the late Ralph and Hettie Rebecca (Moon) Little. Betty graduated from Fairmount High School in 1939. She married George W. White on February 1, 1946. He preceded her in death on November 6, 2005.
Betty was first and foremost a follower of Jesus. She delighted in being a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. As a former member of Christland U.M.C., formerly Christy Street U.M.C., Betty served as the church secretary, pianist/organist, and in the choir. During a portion of this time she hosted a weekly ladies Bible study in her home. In later years, she returned to her Quaker roots becoming a member of First Friends Church of Marion. She enjoyed many years of fellowship, education, and activities in her membership with the Grant County 4-H Happy Homemakers Club. Betty traveled with the Cambridge Square Kitchen Band to continue her ministry through music.
Betty was a dedicated caregiver to her late husband and was instrumental in the rearing of her granddaughter. She was a humble heart who invested into people in countless ways. She loved her family dearly and cherished every moment with them. Never will a single day pass that she won't be greatly missed.
daughter: Jeannine White, Goshen, IN
granddaughter: Rebecca (Brian) Street, Marion, IN
great grandsons: Drew, Daniel, & Jordan Street, Marion, IN
nieces: Becky (Bob) McCurry, Anderson, IN
Teresa White, Swayzee, IN
Kim White (Darryl Treft), Huntington, IN
Janet (Robert) Purtee, Swayzee, IN
Vicki (Tex) Shambers, VanBuren, IN
Debbie Strickland, Marion, IN
Joellen White, Marion, IN
Karen White, Marion, IN
nephews: Don (Janet) Garner, Fairmount, IN
Jerry (Barbara) Garner, Wabash, IN
Jack (Trecy) Garner, Kokomo, IN
Robert (Pam) White, Marion, IN
Ron (Julie) White, Marion, IN
Preceded in death by: husband, George; brothers, Richard (Helen) Little, Harold (Violet) Little; sisters, Helen (Leslie) Harshbarger, Martha (Eldridge) Garner.
Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2014 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN 46952 with Reverend Robert Garra & Pastor Irvin Behm officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory, Marion.
Visitation will be from 2-4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to First Friends Church of Marion, 2211 Wabash Road, Marion, IN.
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