March 16, 2007
She was born in Catskill on January 3, 1916 to the late William Henry and Mary Campfield Graf. She graduated from Catskill High School in 1934 where she lettered in basketball.
Mrs. White was employed at the Atlanta Knitting Mill on West Main Street and as a matron guard at the Greene County Jail.
She was an avid walker until her 90's when she was forced to trek the halls of Kaaterskill Care during her final years. Her favorite stops were Main Street's Joe's Food Market, Newberry's, and the Methodist Church (especially on Rummage Sale Day). On the way home, she'd stop by the family business, "Bill's Chevron Station" which was located at the corner of Main and Allen Streets.
Bill's was owned and operated by her husband, William White Sr., to whom she was married to for 48 years and who predeceased her on October 19, 1982.
Better known as "Ma" and "Nanny", she was also a Girl Scout Leader and enjoyed animals. She was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church in Catskill.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: William and Betty White, Jr. of Cairo and David and Nancy White of Catskill; a daughter, Bonnie Sue Schrowang of Bradenton, FL; daughter-in-law Patricia White of Athens; 17 grandchildren: David White, Jr., Douglas and Mary Ellen White, Karen White, William White III, Cheryl and Adam Shaw, Jeffrey White, Mary Beth, Debra, John Sheffer, Sara White, John White, Valerie, Jennifer Schrowang and Rory, Robert, Sean, and Cody White; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Farah; two sons: James and Robert White; and one granddaughter Victoria White.
Calling hours were held on Tuesday, March 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill. Rev. Joyce D. Wilkerson, Pastor of the United Methodist Church officiated. Interment followed in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church.
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