Edna Margaret White
Springfield – Edna M. White, 88, of Springfield, died May 26, 2012 at her residence. Edna was born September 12, 1923, in Newton, IL, the daughter of John S. and Tressa Gordon Woods. She married Lowell C. White on September 16, 1939, and he preceded her in death in 2006.
Edna was a co-laborer in ministry with her husband, Lowell, serving United Methodist Churches throughout the Central Illinois Conference, what is now the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church. Specific congregations include Humboldt, Macon, Chrisman, Pleasant Plains, Buffalo, Mechanicsburg, Emden, Hartsburg, Fairmount and Sidell. After their retirement in June, 1983 they attended the Oblong United Methodist Church, The Mound United Methodist Church, and the Springfield First United Methodist Church. Edna was a member of the Cantrall United Methodist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Nellie Yarnell, and two brothers, Eugene and John Woods. She is survived by five sons, Edward (wife, Euphemia) White of Springfield, Loren Keith (wife, Bonnie) White of Pompano Beach, FLA, Gary (wife, Ellen) of Springfield, Jerry, (wife, Debbie) of Carrollton, TX, Robert Dale, (wife, Gail) of Niantic; two daughters, Tressa (husband, Dietrich) Bischof, of Salzburg, Austria, Linda (husband, Thomas) Dillon of Springfield, IL; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation: 5 – 7 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10:00 am Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Jerry White and Reverend Robert Ervin officiating.
Graveside Service: 3:00 pm Wednesday, May 29, 2012 at Mound Cemetery in Willow Hill, IL.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Preachers Aid Society of the United Methodist Church.