Lorraine A. (Bain) White (1925 - 2017)

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Lorraine A. White, 92, a longtime resident of Vandalia, died of natural causes at 2:19 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in palliative care at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Lorraine has been living the past four years with her daughter, Andrea, in Columbus.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Fr. Zachary Edgar officiating. A rosary will be recited prior to the Mass, at 9:30 a.m. The Rite of Committal (internment) will follow the funeral Mass at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, with those present asked to join the family for lunch afterward at the Mother of Dolors Parish Center. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that Masses be offered for the intentions of Lorraine's soul. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements.
Born on June 22, 1925, in Decatur, Lorraine graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1944. Upon graduation, she attended the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago to study fashion illustration. At the end of World War II, she left school to marry her high school sweetheart, Andrew C. White, in June 1946; Lorraine and Andrew were married 54 years. Lorraine worked for several Decatur department stores as a fashion illustrator. She was an accomplished painter skilled in the mediums of oil, acrylics and watercolor.
Lorraine is survived by her six children, Tiffany and husband Tim Goodbrake of Edwardsville, Andrea Wirtanen of Columbus, Ohio, Tim White of Vandalia, Annette and husband Rick Lober of Annapolis, Md., Caroline and husband Mark Bone of Omaha, Neb., and Tom and wife Libby (Isbell) White of St. Charles, Mo.; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Hantle of Belleville. She was the proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and great-grandmother of seven; and aunt of three nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; parents, John "Jack" and Agnes (Morenz) Bain of Decatur; sister, Lois Elizabeth "Betty" Moothart, Betty's husband Edward and son John Moothart; brother-in-law, Bernard Hantle of Belleville; and son-in-law, Clifford Wirtanen of Columbus, Ohio.
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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28, 2017