Carol Jeanne White

Carol Jeanne White

DELAWARE: Carol Jeanne White, 71, of Delaware passed on Tuesday October 1 at home, of a heart attack, the result of the effects of muscular dystrophy.

She was born November 12, 1941 in Grand Rapids, MI to Charles Frederick and Helen (Adams) Brouse.

She grew up in Tiffin and Sycamore. She was a 1959 graduate of Mohawk High School in Sycamore and Heidelberg College in Tiffin in 1963. She married Wallace White in 1963, celebrating 50 years of marriage in August.

Carol was a physical education teacher in Marion, Cuyahoga Falls, and Piqua. She later was employed as a dental receptionist in Piqua, before retiring and moving to Delaware. She was a member of Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church in Delaware, where she played the piano for many years, the Mohawk Historical Society, and served as a volunteer for several years at Grady Memorial Hospital. Her hobbies were flower gardening, crafts, sewing and quilting, animals, and music. She played the piano for worship services at Valleyview for about 15 years.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Philip (Amy) of Beach City, OH, and David of Marion; and daughter, Laura (Trenton) Merricks of Charlottesville, VA; grandchildren, Jonathan and Sarah White and Emily, Conor and William Merricks; sister, Kathleen (Mark) Hayman of Tiffin; cousins, Lynn (Trish) Adams of Milford and Norman (Susie) Adams of Sycamore; brother-in-law, Paul (Nanette) White of Marion; sisters-in-law, Rudy Gilbert of Mt. Gilead and Margaret (Don) West of Marion; and all her many friends at Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Rebecca Benedict; and daughter-in-law, Beverly White.

Arrangements are being handled by Robinson Funeral home where calling hours will be Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held Monday at 10:00 A.M. in Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church, 868 W. William St. with Rev. Joshua Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Marion Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will be held in the Summit Room at Delaware Run following burial.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church, 868 W. William St., Delaware, OH, or the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 St. Rt. 37 East, Delaware, OH.

Condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Robinson Funeral Home
32 West Winter Street Delaware, OH 43015

Published in the Marion Star on Oct. 3, 2013