Janet C. (Jan) White

  • "Aunt Jan was my first role model: bright, creative,..."
    - Karen Catlett
  • "Our deepest sympathy. Many of my childhood memories are..."
  • "So sorry, Mer-bud."
    - Tracy Spalvins
  • "Dear Meredith, Jan and I had some great times at Executive..."
    - Glenna Young
  • "Meredith and family, I have such fond memories of Jan and..."
    - Leatha Archer

Janet C. (Jan) White August 26, 1928 April 15, 2014 Janet C. (Jan) White was born on August 26, 1928, in Hackensack, N.J. and died at Altoona UPMC on April 15, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Earl Catlett and Floy Wheeler Catlett. Jan was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William Catlett. She attended Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn. and graduated with honors in 1950 with dual degrees in Biology and Music. She taught in the Hancock, Md. public schools for 15 years and spoke her entire life of the joy she found in teaching young people and directing many outstanding choral groups. She was fortunate to have kept the friendship of so many of these former students; she loved them all and "never grew old" by enjoying their company and continuing to find friends both young and "young at heart". In 1962, she married Russell White. They lived in Boalsburg for the majority of their lives until his death in 2005. She was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ and one of the original "neighborhood moms" in Kaywood, forging many dear and enduring friendships through both. She worked as an administrative assistant at Penn State University in the College Of Business, Executive Programs, where she continued to grow her wide circle of friends. She moved to Valley View Retirement Village in Belleville and was grateful for the care, compassion, and companionship of so many lovely people in Big Valley and the surrounding area. She loved music, art (especially folk art), and "life in general". She is survived by a daughter, Meredith White, of Pennsylvania Furnace; a step-daughter-in-law, Susan Sheetz and her husband, Monte Sheetz, of Yeage- rtown; and all of her dear friends and acquaintan- ces who she considered extended family. If you wish to honor Jan, she requested that, in lieu of flowers, you hug those you love, keep in touch with family and friends, and donate your money and/or time to whatever charities you feel connected to. A visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Home, 1034 Benner Pike, State College Pa., with a memorial service officiated by Pastor Monica Ouellette from 2-3 p.m. Internment at the Boalsburg Cemetery, Boalsburg, will follow. A guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the family at heintzelmanfuneralhome.com

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Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Services P. C. - State College
1034 Benner Pike  State College, PA 16801
814 234 0332
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 22, 2014
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