Mary Lineweaver White
Durham, NC | Monday, August 10 2009
Born on December 29, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Rev. Thomas and Elsie Lineweaver and was preceded in death by her husband Charles S. White. Mrs. White grew up in Chicago, Illinois and was a 1944 graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. She lived in Jerseyville, Illinois before moving to Durham in 1999. In Jerseyville, she taught remedial reading in the elementary grades, received a Masters Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, served as a Girl Scout leader, and was an active member of the American Association of University Women, PEO, and the First Presbyterian Church. She loved discovering new places, new friends, new clothes, new conversations and new books. She treasured her friends, new and old, and delighted in living her life.
She is survived by her daughter Wendy White Hensen and son-in-law Steven Hensen of Durham, son Stephen White of Fairfax, Virginia, brother Hugh Lineweaver and sister-in-law Margaret Lineweaver of Portland, Oregon, grandchildren Elizabeth Hensen and Samuel Hensen of Chicago, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Officiated by Rev. Don Stribling.
Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.
Alexander Funeral Home