| Gretchen Irene White, age 89, died following a brief illness at her home in North English on Sunday, February 24, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the Powell Funeral Home in North English with Pastor Edwin Jordan officiating.. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 PM to 8 PM on Monday, February 25, 2008. Burial will be in the North English Cemetery. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.
She is survived by a son Mark White Janelle) of Rosedale, IN; 4 grandchildren: Eric White, Ryan White, Chrissie (Mrs. Kevin Walker) and Jeanette (Mrs. Colin Gabhart). She was preceded by her parents, husband in December 2006 and brothers Eugene and Lawrence Floyd.
Gretchen Irene White was born on Match 1, 1918 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Harry Louis and Loretta Dorothy Alwine Floyd. She grew up in Iowa City and graduated from University High School. Gretchen worked several years at Economy Advertising Company in Iowa City. On October 25, 1942, she was united in marriage to Elbert Allen White. They made their home in North English where Gretchen served many years on the North English Library Board. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Grace Brethren Church where she was a Deaconess, Church Secretary and a Sunday School Teacher. She lived 89 years, 11 months and 23 days. |