She was born Dec. 27, 1919, in Gilbertsville, the daughter of Samuel Woodland and Pamelia Whittemore.
She married Linn Robert White on July 18, 1943, in Gilbertsville. He predeceased her on Aug. 20, 1998.
Jean had been a resident of Wellsville since 1998 and had formerly resided with her son at 3477 Riverside Drive.
She was a 1937 graduate of Gilbertsville Central School. She owned and operated the Bob White Shop in Cooperstown Junction, retiring in 1987.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Wellsville and the Maryland Baptist Church in Maryland.
She is survived by two sons, Dennis (JoAnne) White of Scio, and Roger (Nancy) White of Langley, Wash.; one daughter, Linda (Alton) VanCleef of Cooperstown; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Laura Trask, in 1975.
Friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. only, on Tuesday at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State St. in Wellsville. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at the funeral home, with the Rev. William Jones, officiating.
Burial will be in Gilbertsville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Home Care & Hospice or the First Congregation Church; for addresses call the funeral home at (716) 593-3430.
A memorial service in Maryland will be planned for a later date.
Published in The Daily Star on August 13, 2002.
WELLSVILLE — A memorial service for Jean W. White, 82, who died on Aug. 11, 2002, in Wellsville, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002.
Jean White, was born in Gilbertsville, and resided in Maryland, until 1998, when she moved to Wellsville to live with her son, Dennis White.
The Rev. Peter Mudge, will officiate for the service to be held at 1 p.m., at the Maryland Baptist Church, Maryland. Graveside services will immediately follow at the Butternuts Cemetery in Gilbertsville.
Published in The Daily Star on Sept. 25, 2002.