Edith B. White

Edith B. White of Redding, Calif., and formerly of Florence, Kan., passed away Jan. 30, 2013 at the age of 101.

Edith was born Oct. 12, 1911, in Burns, Kan., to Edward M. and Ella E. Robinson of Burns. She attended Burns and Peabody, Kan., schools and graduated from Peabody High School in 1929.

Edith and Glenn R. White were united in marriage on Jan. 2, 1934 in Wellington, Kan.

Edith and her husband operated a dairy in the Peabody area for several years. They moved in 1944 to Florence where she was a busy mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and business owner for many years. She relocated to Redding in 2004.

Edith was the owner and operator of the Town & Country Café in Florence for 36 years. She sold the business in 1996. Edith was honored in 1999 by the City of Florence as the Grand Marshal of the Florence Labor Day celebration for her many years of outstanding community service and support.

Edith is survived by her eight children, Ron (Becky) White of Redding, Ted (Salli) White of Goodyear, Ariz., Doug (Pamela) White of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Jerry White of Wichita, Sharon (Jay) McCubbin of Camdenton, Mo., Beverly (Demetrios) Gournelos of Silver Spring, Md., Jim (Paula) White of Auburn, Kan., and Marilyn Honeycutt of McGregor, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be between 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Zeiner Funeral Home in Florence.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Florence.

Burial and interment will be in the Edward M. Robinson family plot in Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

In remembrance, the family suggests donations in her name to the Florence Historical Society, PO Box 143, Florence, KS 66851, in lieu of flowers.

 

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