Margaret L. White, 83, Fort Wayne, and longtime Macy resident, passed away at 4:14 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, at Sage Bluff Health and Rehab Center, Fort Wayne.
She was born on March 21, 1937, in Monterey, the daughter of Harry Edward and Mary Magdalene (Warmbrod) Rock. On Jan. 26, 1973, at the Richland Center United Methodist Church, she married Virgil Howard White. He preceded her in death on April 16, 2011.
Margaret had been a press operator at General Tire, Wabash, drove a school bus for North Miami Schools for many years, served as Allen Township Trustee and worked on the family farm. She had attended the First Baptist Church, Rochester and the Macy Christian Church as well as serving on the Macy Beautification Board. She enjoyed gospel music, Indiana University basketball, reading, especially the Bible and cooking.
Survivors include her sons, Mark Kevin (Jennifer) Lyons, Kokomo; Matthew Kennard (Kerrie) Lyons, Fort Wayne; Dustin Scott (Sara) White, Portage; step-children, Randy White (Dan), Bloomfield;Cheryl (Robert) Bartoo, Wabash; Ron White, Rochester; Raymond White, Rochester; several grandchildren, a great granddaughter; sister, Anna (Ora) Clemons, Macy; brother, James (Barbara) Rock, Rochester; sisters-in-law, Alta Madlem, Macy; Mary Rock, Tippecanoe; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Doris Hittle and Erma Sutton, brothers, Donald Rock and Ivan Rock.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 31, at the First Baptist Church, Rochester, with Dr. Mark Spencer officiating. Friends may visit from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to service Monday at the church. Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wabash County Christmas Spirit, P.O. Box 596, Wabash, IN 46992.
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