Peggy White


PAULDING -- Peggy B. White, 91, died Monday, August 11, 2014, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio.

She was born in Evansport, Ohio, on February 7, 1923, the daughter of Melvin and Leota (Bodenbender) Cubberly. She lived in Defiance, Ohio, until 1931 and then moved to Cecil, Ohio, where she spent eight happy years. In 1939, the family moved to Paulding where she was part of the first Paulding High School Band. After graduating in 1941, she worked at Greers Drug Store, Grizzley Manufacturing and Paulding County Hospital, retiring as supervisor of housekeeping in 1984 after 16 years of service. On February 10, 1951, she married Charles "Bud" White, who preceded her in death in 1991 one month after their 40 anniversary. She was a member of Paulding First Christian Church.

She is survived by her sons, Chad (Bertha) White of Bloomingdale, Ill., Mel (Jennifer) White of Oakwood, Ohio, Austin (Louise Groll) White of Paulding, and Larry Coons, Shreveport, Louisiana; a daughter, Susan (Dennis) Towne, Defiance, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Frances Korn, Helen Hoffman and Ellen Jarrett; daughter-in-law, Nancy Coons; granddaughter, Teresa (Coons) Rizen; and grandson, Michael White.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Rev. Paul Biery officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, August 15, at Den Herder Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Donations may be made to First Christian Church or the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to

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