Obituaries

Mary Lou White

May 31, 1929 - December 12, 2020

Mary Lou White, 91, of rural Elburn, IL, passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, December 12, 2020, in the comfort of her farmhouse following three major health issues this past year.  Mary Lou was born on May 31, 1929, in Aurora, IL, one of fifteen children, the daughter of Coach Johnny and Eleanor (Rogers) Williams.  She was united in marriage to John White, Jr. on September 1, 1951, in Batavia.

Mary Lou is survived by her loving husband, John; children, Cynthia (Fiancé Kent Brown) White, Margaret “Midge” (Bill) Haas, John (Stephanie), Joe (Bonnie), and Michael (Dulce Dizon) White; eleven grandchildren, Courtney (Kiernan Lannon) and Whitney Titus, Aaron (Debi), Jason (Kelly), Ryan (Jenny) White, Jennifer (Adam) Samuelson, Tyler and Ashley White, Bryan (Cassidy), Shawn (Morgan), and Nathan Haas; step-grandchildren, Shane (Charlene) Wood, and Danielle (Kevin) Riccardi; nine great-grandchildren, Kathleen and Nicholas White, Aidan, Ethan, and Abigail White, Noah and Julian Samuelson, Rhett White, and Makayla Haas; sisters, Shirley (Guy) Prisco and Patricia Lusted; brothers, Ben (Bobbie) Williams and George Williams; brothers-in-law, Paul and Robert White; many cousins, nephews, nieces, and extended family relatives.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial, Father Max Striedl celebrant, was held at St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn. She sang in the choir for many years and was an early ardent supporter of the construction of the new church on Hughes Road.  Memorial donations in Mary Lou’s name may be made to St. Gall Catholic Church, 43W885 Hughes Road, Elburn, IL 60119, or IFB Presidential Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o IAA Foundation, 1701 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701.

Guest Book

  • Mike and Marlene Ashby Dear John and Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We will always remember Mary Lou as the grand lady she was, and the many opportunities that we both had to share time with her over the years. Sincerely, Mike and Marlene