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Marian Elizabeth White


1919 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Marian Elizabeth White Obituary
Marian Elizabeth White, 94, of Farmington, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. She was born on Aug. 28, 1919, the daughter of Gordon and Nell (Scheurer) White. 

Marian earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Wayne State University in Education and was in the teaching profession for over 30 years. She taught at several schools in the Detroit area. Marian went to the University of Michigan while teaching English and earned another Master's Degree of Library Science and finished her career at Redford High School. 

She spent her summer vacations traveling around the world, or teaching Library Science at several universities in New Hampshire, Florida and Texas. In retirement she volunteered to work and was a member on the Birmingham American Association of University Women, where she assisted with the annual book sale. 

She is also remembered for the two successful editions of the High Interest-Easy Reading, sponsored by the National Council Teachers of English. For many years, she served on the Board of Directors which sponsors the Book and Authors Luncheons twice a year. Marian had many fond memories as a child spending summers on the Ionia County farm of her grandparents, Fred and Phebe Scheurer.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Gordon and Nell (Scheurer) White; and infant brother, Gordon White. 

The Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Lehman Funeral Homes, 220 Rich St., Ionia, with Pastor Clint Galloway presiding. Interment will follow at Balcom Cemetery, Ionia.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the Ionia Chapel. 

Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Ionia Sentinel-Standard on Aug. 5, 2014
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