Edith M. "Bea" White, 78

October 25, 2009

NOV. 5, 1930-OCT. 24, 2009

Edith M. "Bea" White, 78, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 5, 1930, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Allen L. and Flossie O. Darr Leasure.

She retired as a floral designer and also was the co-owner of W.S. Gibney Florist.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Earnest F. "Jack" White; one daughter, Bonney K. Coldsmith and husband, Ron, of Waynesboro, Pa.; one son, Earnest F. "Ernie" White III and wife, Ladeana, of Hagerstown; two granddaughters, Heather and Mallory White of Hagerstown; and two grandsons, Brian Coldsmith, and Kevin Coldsmith and wife, Traci, all of Waynesboro.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald W. Leasure.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Louis L. Emerick officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.


The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or Alzheimer's Association, 5 Public Square, Suite 307, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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