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Mary White

October 10, 1924 — September 17, 2022

Mary White, age 97 of Watseka and formerly of Rockford, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 17th surrounded by family.
Mary was born October 10, 1924 in Ossian, IA, the daughter of William & Pauline Kipp. She married Archie White on August 20, 1945 in Bluffton, IA. Archie passed away in 2013.
Surviving are two daughters Janet (Larry) Gentry of Mountain Home, ID and Becky (Mike) Marcier of Watseka. Four Grandchildren Steven (Angela) Gentry of Airway Heights, WA, Russell (Christy) Gentry of Mountain Home, ID, Amy (Troy) Simpson and Nathan (Angela) Marcier all of Watseka. Six Great Grandchildren Gina Gentry of Mountain Home, ID and Austin, Amelia, Avery Marcier and Sophie and Ellie Simpson all of Watseka.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two Brothers and one Sister.
Mary retired from GC Electronics in 1989.
She and her husband were active members of St. James Catholic Church in Rockford serving for over 60 Years. Together they served on Peace & Justice Committee, the Elder Group, and Funeral Committee. She also volunteered at Cornucopia Food Pantry. She was a member of the Catholic Women's League and St. James Council of Catholic Women. She served on Meals-On-Wheels Ministry. Mary tirelessly served her church and was selected as the St. James Catholic Woman of the Year in 2002.
She was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren as often as time allowed.
Mary received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and looked forward to being in Heaven with Him and her loved ones.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 21st from 5 to 7 PM at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. There will be a private family burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Winnebago, IL.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. James Church Rebuilding Fund in Rockford or to IMH Hospice in Watseka.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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