Date of Birth: June 6, 1923
Date of Death: June 9, 2020
A Private Graveside Service At Oak Hill Cemetery
Gwendolyn White, 97, of Lewistown died June 9, 2020. She was born June 6, 1923 in Canton, IL, the daughter of Prentiss E. and Marguerite (Blythe) Graham. She married D. Harrison White June 16, 1946 at Isabel Church in rural Fulton County. Gwendolyn was preceded in death by her parents and husband; she is survived by two sons, Michael White, of Lewistown and Tempe, AZ, and Patrick White, of Lewistown, and by four of her cousins: Harold Camp, Nancy (Russell) Mapston, Kathryn Hulbert, and Jack (Nancy) Curtis.
Gwendolyn graduated from Lewistown High School and from Culver Stockton College, in Canton, MO. She also pursued graduate studies in English at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. She taught high-school English in the Barry, Lewistown, Astoria, and Canton, IL school districts. After retiring from teaching, she worked in food services at Mason District Hospital and at several area supermarkets, as well as becoming a registered EMT. She also was quite active in the family farming operation. Gwendolyn was a member of the Illinois Street Christian Church in Lewistown. Throughout her life, she wrote many poems and short stories, some of which were published.
Gwen and her family much appreciated the care Tia, Jenna, and April gave her during the last several years she was able to remain in her home.
There will be a private family burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be made at henrylange.com
From: Lorenda & Alvin Spilker Jun 10 2020 1:50PM Our deepest condolences to the White family. God Bless Each Of You. Sincerely, Lorenda (Schnarr)& Alvin Spilker. From: Shirley Sackman Proctor Jun 10 2020 1:57PM Michael & Patrick
So sorry to hear about your Mother, always thought so much of her & your family
From: Charlie & Becky Shumaker Jun 10 2020 2:09PM Sending sincere condolences to the family. Gwen was such a sweet lady. We loved seeing her at the library when she was still able to come. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. From: Warren & Linda Howe Jun 10 2020 4:28PM Michael and Patrick
Sorry to hear about your Mother. She was such a nice lady. I remember the great meals your Mother cooked for us when we put up hay. Your Mother and Father were great neighbors.
From: Nancy Mapston Jun 10 2020 4:38PM So sorry to hear of Gwen's death. but she lived a long, long life and she's in heaven with many of her loved ones and sitting at the hand of Jesus. Wishing God's blessings on both Michael and Patrick. From: Carl Parrish Jun 10 2020 9:14PM Sorry for your loss.
Will always remember the days back on White Farms.
From: Vonda Postin Jun 10 2020 9:19PM Micheal and Patrick,
So many memories of your mom! I always remember her with great warmth, she was a sweet, friendly neighbor who was always kind and gracious to our family.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both.
From: Ron & Chris Phillips Jun 10 2020 9:30PM Pat : very sorry for your loss. From: Catherine Bleem Jun 11 2020 10:14AM Heaven From: Mary Woodruff Jun 11 2020 5:27PM Pat and family deepest condolenat the passing of your mother. Prayers for all. Mary (Schnarr) Woodruff and the class of 1969 LCHS. From: Jerry and Andrea Mann Jun 11 2020 7:55PM We are so so sorry for your loss. She was a amazing women and will be missed. From: Rita Linn Jun 12 2020 3:26PM We are sorry to hear of Gwen's passing she was a wonderful sweet neighbor and a fine cook. From: Chris (White) Gibbs Jun 14 2020 8:34PM My sincere sympathy, Mike and family. From: Frank Goudy Jun 19 2020 4:22PM I know it must be hard but she had a long and wonderful life.
From: Frank Goudy Jun 19 2020 4:22PM I know it must be hard but she had a long and wonderful life.
From: Connie and Joe Camp Jul 5 2020 1:06PM Michael and Pat, Sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She will be missed but enjoyed a long and well lived life. Our thoughts and condolence news are with you.
Becky, Joe, Connie and families