Katherine Eileen White, 84 of Jeromesville died Friday
August 9th, 2019 at Wooster Community Hospital.
She was born May 26, 1935 in New London the daughter
of Claude and Grace Arnert Reid.
She was a 1953 graduate of New London High School and
was always proud of being selected to attend Buckeye
Girls State in 1952. She graduated from the Cleveland Academy of Cosmetology in 1954
and worked at Adria’s Beauty Shop until she was married.
Kae was a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church. She loved sewing, making quilts, reading and
doing puzzles. She was a member of St. Peter Church Mission Society and as part of that group
she helped make many quilts.
She married Edward M. White on April 23, 1956 and they worked together on their farm in Nova
for 31 years. To this union were born three daughters, Cynthia White, Ellen (Bill)
Gribben and Kathy (Chris) Crossen all of the Jeromesville area. She was also blessed with six
grandchildren, Elizabeth (Vern) Vanderpool, John (Casey) White, Levi (Jessica) Gribben, Andrew
(Adriann) Gribben, Hannah (Chris) Everetts and Reid Crossen and nine great grandchildren, Abigail
and James Vanderpool, Julien and Aria White, Jacob and Henry Gribben, Riley and Grace Gribben and
Avery Everetts. She is also survived by three sisters, Susan (Tom) Robertson of Salem, Oregon, Nancy
Grannaman of North Ridgeville and Alice Perry of Fort Worth, Texas.
In 1983, she went to work at Samaritan Hospital as the unit secretary and after 26 years of service she
retired in 2009. They moved to Jeromesville in 1987 where they have made their home for 32 years.
She loved her family and spending time with them. She was always there to help and support them in
any way she could.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Edward M. White on August 5th, 2019.
Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday August 14th, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Loudonville
with Father Vincent Hawk officiating. Burial will be in Jeromesville Cemetery. Friends may call
Tueday August 13, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville. There will be a prayer
service starting at 7:45 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeromesville Fire Department P.O Box 102 Jeromesville,
OH 44840 or to the St. Peter Catholic Church 220 East Butler Loudonville, OH 44842.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Donna Robles, Becky Morehouse, Cathy Ison,
Karen Keck and all the special nurses from Wooster Home Health.
Online condolences may be made at www.fickesfuneralhome.com.
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