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HELEN WHITE

Date: August 29th, 2013

           Helen Horst White of Edmonton, AB passed away on August 29, 2013 at the age of 86 years. She was born on August 20, 1927 in Bareville, PA to William S. Horst and Ella S. Horst. On March 12, 1948 she married Paul H. White, who survives her. After serving in several mission churches in Eastern PA, their desire to serve the Lord led them to Calling Lake, AB in 1956 and then to Holyrood Mennonite Church in the early 70’s. For the next forty years she was active in the Women’s Missionary Service Group, making quilts to raise money for relief efforts over-seas, singing with a group from Holyrood at Extendicare Nursing Home every week, volunteering at Ten-thousand Villages for ten years, and practicing hospitality to out of town visitors to Holyrood as well as other traveling Mennonites needing lodging. She was dedicated to raising a family and to being a support for her husband as they served in various churches. Her hobbies included reading, growing beautiful flowers, playing scrabble and doing cross-word puzzles.

           Helen is survived by her husband Paul; four children Ruth (Dwight) Roth of Monroe, NC, Miriam (Greg) Keyes of Nelson, BC, Ken (Rea) White of Peachland, BC, Darrel (Charlene) White of Salem, OR; ten grandchildren Chris Roth, Jason (Mary Beth) Roth, Shauna Lee, Marc Tarapaski, Jen (Alejandro) Munoz Gonzalez, Steven White, Nathan White, Darren White, Kristen White, and Amy White, as well as, seven great-grandchildren. She was also survived by siblings Mabel (Dr. Rohrer) Eshleman, Norlene (Jacob) Hess, Elaine Horst, and Linford (Ann) Horst. She was predeceased by her parents William and Ella and her sister Mildred Horst.

           A public viewing will be held at 9:00-10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Holyrood Mennonite Church, a memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 4 at Holyrood Mennonite Church.  Memorial donations may be made to the Holyrood Mennonite Church.



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