Mary Elder White died January 16, 2020 at Ashby Ponds Senior Living Community, Ashburn, VA, near the home of her son Rick.

Mary was born on July 30, 1928 and raised in Ritchie County, WV. She graduated from Harrisville High School and Glenville State College. Mary, John and their family were longtime residents of Glenville, WV, where John was a professor at Glenville State College. Mary was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Glenville. Mary loved to sew, make crafts, and weave rugs on her looms. She was also an excellent baker of cookies, pies and breads.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William G. Elder and Bertie Burwell Elder, siblings Mabel Elder, Edith Elder Williams, Chester Elder, Doy Elder, her husband John V. White and eldest son William (Bill) White.

She is survived by a sister, Ruby Elder Massey of Winter Haven, Florida, a daughter-in-law Kathy Harper White of St. Marys, WV, son Charles (Chuck) White of Hendersonville, NC and his wife Paulette Jackson White, daughter Patricia White of Fairborn, OH, and son Richard (Rick) White of Ashburn, VA and his wife LuAnne Byrd White. Mary has four surviving granddaughters: Amanda White of St. Marys, WV, Sarah White, Emily White, and Tina White of Ashburn, Va.

In lieu of flowers, Mary would prefer charitable contributions in her memory to: Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation

Funeral services will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-3 PM. Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.


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