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 Irma Estella <I>Upton</I> White

Irma Estella Upton White

Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois, USA
Death 15 Nov 2012 (aged 98)
Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois, USA
Burial Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100830158 · View Source
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MATTOON — Irma White, 98, of Mattoon, died at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Fellowship Center in Mattoon.

Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL. with Reverend Ken Hutchens officiating. Burial will follow in the Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday November 18, 2012 at the funeral home.

Irma was born on July 14, 1914 at 1828 Dakota Avenue in Mattoon, Illinois the daughter of William Calvin and Hulda (Jones) Upton. She married Lloyd White on April 15, 1935 and began her own family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; granddaughter, Jerri and all 9 brothers and sisters, Marion; Stanley; Howard; Olive; Lawrence; Waldo; Dorothy; Iva and William.

Survivors include her sons, Ron White and wife Pat of Mentor, Ohio; Jerry White and wife Esther of Winter Garden, Florida; grandchildren, Julie; Jeff; Tammy; Rory; 11 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Irma was the eighth out of ten children with five brothers and two sisters. Her parents lived on Marion Avenue with seven of their children until Irma's grandfather Jones bought the home on Dakota for her family. They moved into their home in January 1914. Her grandparents lived behind them and Irma felt that she had a great family. Irma was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Mattoon. She was a member of the Geneva Rebekah Lodge #274 where she served as Noble Grand and other offices. As soon as her two sons were grown Irma worked at Cater-Vend and helped with her five grandchildren. Irma's family gives a special thank you to Irma's niece, Delores Eickberg and nephew, Gene Morgan for their extra visits and help during the last years of her life.

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  • Created by: Tim Naab
  • Added: 17 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100830158
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Irma Estella Upton White (14 Jul 1914–15 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100830158, citing Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Tim Naab (contributor 47480386) .