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Barbara E. White CROWN POINT, IN - Barbara E. White, age 92 of Crown Point, passed away in Palm Springs, CA on April 28, 2018. She is survived by four loving children: Cynthia Biestek, Bruce (Beth) White, Christopher White, Craig White. Survivors include seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Preceded in death husband, Dean; parents, George and Alta Bayse; brother, Wendell Bayse. Barbara was born in Alliance, NE and moved to Lincoln, NE where her father practiced law. She graduated from Lincoln Central High School and continued her education at University of California Berkeley. Barbara met the love of her life, Dean, her freshman year of High School and they were married in Berkeley, CA in 1946 when Dean returned from the South Pacific, where he proudly served as a Merchant Marine in WWII. They moved to Shelby, IN where Dean found employment working for his father at White Advertising Co. Barbara always joked that she moved from a sorority house to an outhouse as their accommodations in Shelby were quite humble. Dean and Barbara moved to Crown Point in 1952 with their daughter, Cindy and baby, Bruce. Chris and Craig followed shortly after. Her family eventually grew to include seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren…all of whom adored. The grandchildren cherished every opportunity to spend time with her. Barbara was vested in her community. She was an active volunteer and board member of the NWI symphony and Crown Point Tri Kappa. In addition, she provided guidance and support to the Dean and Barbara White Foundation. Everyone Barbara came in contact with was immediately charmed by her positive disposition, genuine concern for others and her keen sense of wit. Funeral services were private. Arrangements entrusted to PRUZIN & LITTLE FUNERAL SERVICE, CROWN POINT. To express online condolences and view online obituary, please visit

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Published in The Times on May 15, 2018