Ruth I. White
1951 - 2021
BORN
1951
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd.
Racine, WI

Ruth I. White

February 17, 1951 – June 9, 2021

KENOSHA – Ruth I. (nee: McDonald) White, age 70; affectionately called "Mom" by family, and in our community as "Mrs. Rib", passed away peacefully at home, surrounded with the love of her family, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, following a courageous 3-year battle with breast cancer.

Ruth was born in Freeport, IL on February 17, 1951 to the late Lee and Irene (nee: Cook) McDonald. She was a graduate of William Horlick High School in Racine. On June 10, 1978 after a legendary #blacklove romance, Ruth married Perry "Mr. Rib" White in Kenosha. They stood shoulder to shoulder tirelessly serving the Kenosha community through their community service work, foster care and catering enterprise for many years.

Ruth welcomed all who entered her life and home with love and kindness. Every friend quickly became family. She was always a listening ear, never judgmental but rather a nurturing soul that recognized a person's missing piece...love. Ruth was a supreme poet and had a way with words. Among her interests, she enjoyed decorating, shopping, had quite the shoe collection and absolutely loved spoiling her children and grandchildren. Family was her everything.

Surviving are her loving and devoted husband, Perry "Mr. Rib"; daughters: Carla (Gene) Williams and Lesley (Sergio) Sandoval; grandchildren: Michael, Anika, Gilbert, Malcolm, Sakishia, Gene Jr, Marcus, Keauzsae, Terrance, Tashawna, Chandler, and Sergio, II.; 21 great grandchildren; sisters: Manerva Wooden, Mary Bennett and Miriam (Stanley) White; sisters-in-law, Jimmie, Frances and Eddie Mae McDonald; Millie Tolliver, Ravetta White, Cathy Byrd and Christine Byrd; brothers-in-law: Rodney (Elnora), Stanley (Miriam), Mark (Wililena) and Leroy (Renee) White, Rony (Patricia) and Kevin White; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends – too numerous to mention all by name.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter Zariah, siblings: James, Paul and Shirley McDonald, Rosa Caster, George McDonald, Ernestine Brumfield, Robert McDonald, Leon McDonald, Vernon McDonald, Nellie Daniels and Leon McDonald; brother-in-law, Alan Caster, Ulysses Wooden; and by Perry's parents, Reese and Viola White, Mildreana Edmond, and Ralph and Soloma White.

Homegoing Services celebrating Ruth's life will be held at Second Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Avenue in Kenosha, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Demetrius Crum and Rev. D. Darrell Griffin officiating. Viewing will take place at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. All are invited and encouraged to wear something red to Ruth's services. In memory of Ruth, offer a kind deed to someone in need. Please see funeral home website for complete obituary.

DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY

William J. Althaus, Associate

4600 COUNTY LINE ROAD

(corner of KR & 22nd Avenue)

262-552-9000

www.draeger-langendorf.com


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Published by Kenosha News on Jun. 13, 2021.
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Jun
15
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10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Second Baptist Church
3925 32nd Avenue, Kenosha, WI
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15
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Second Baptist Church
3925 32nd Avenue, Kenosha, WI
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I met Ruth at Gateway many years ago. She was a kind lady and I never forgot her. RIP.
Old Friend
School
June 18, 2021
Wow, I am so sorry to hear about Ruth, she was my neighbor for years. Such a sweetheart. Take your heavenly rest. Praying that the family find peace and comfort in the Lord.
Joyce Reece-Hill
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June 16, 2021
So sorry for your loss of such a beautiful
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