Jenny A. White

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    - Rita Skinner
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    - Cindie Fischer
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    - Eric Morse
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Jenny A. White, 85, passed away peacefully April 27, 2017. She was born in Owensville, Indiana, to B. C. and Ruby Benson. She lived in Owensville until 1956, when she moved to Manatee County with her husband, Donald R. White. Jenny raised her family, then worked in Food Service at Harllee Middle School for ten years until her retirement. She led a happy, full and active life. She was an active member of Manatee Baptist Church for 57 years, where she served her Lord in many ways throughout the years, teaching Sunday School and Bible School, singing in the church choir, volunteering in the food pantry, and most recently, a greeter for those attending her church. She was well-known for her banana pudding at church pot luck dinners. Jenny was a loving, caring friend to all who knew her. Jenny, Don and their three daughters spent every summer camping, and after retirement, she and Don travelled and camped all over the United States each year, visiting 47 states and Canada. Jenny had many interests and hobbies - sewing, embroidery, reading, sports, camping, traveling, crossword puzzles, pets, and most recently, coloring. Jenny is predeceased by her parents and her twin brother, Benny Benson (Ruth); and her brother-in law and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Christy White. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Donald R. White of Bradenton, FL; sister, Mary Lou Wilson (Elvis) of Brandon, FL; devoted daughters, Sheri Giddens (Ed) of Bradenton; Cindy Redmon (David) of Louisville, KY; and Pam McSwain (Steve), also of Louisville. She was a loving Memaw to seven grandchildren, Kyle Giddens (Dawn); Erin Elsenheimer (David); Amanda Perry; Alex Redmon (Sarah); Caleb Redmon (Tabitha); Phillip Orr (Kayla); and Allison McGarry (Aaron); and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Bunny White, of Sebring, FL, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jenny's life will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park, 1400 36th Ave. E., Ellenton, FL. Visitation will be from 11am - 1pm; service will begin at 1pm. Fellowship and food will be provided at Manatee Baptist Church immediately after the service. Online condolences to the family can be offered at Jenny was a devoted wife, perfect mother, and precious Memaw. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. "Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband, also, and he praises her: 'Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.' Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." Proverbs 31:28-31.

Published in The Bradenton Herald on May 2, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Groover Funeral Home
1400 36th Ave East | Ellenton, FL 34222 | (941) 722-6602
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