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. She graduated from Harrisville High School and Glenville State College. Mary, John and their family were longtime residents of Glenville, 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, FL, a daughter-in-law, Kathy Harper White, of St. Marys, 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, 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 https://www.alzinfo .org/donate/donation_form.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Friends called at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. Burial followed in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.


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