Jean Ellen White

February 11, 2019

Jean Ellen White, 88, formerly of Colfax, died on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.

She was born on June 17, 1930 in Carroll County to Noah Frank and Mary Olive (Swisher) Coulter.  She married Thomas Redle on August 5, 1950 and he preceded her in death on November 3, 1956.  She married Jack White in 1958.  Jean was a 1948 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School.  She worked for Dr. Burrows in Frankfort, Colfax Foods for 7 years and R&R Meat for 13 years.  She was a member of Colfax Christian Church for over 60 years and was a Sunday School Teacher there for over 20 years.

Memorial donations may be made in Jean’s honor to the Isaiah 55 Food Pantry, 5641 West Mulberry Jefferson Road, Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the funeral home.  Pastor Paul Del Valley will officiate.  Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Son:  Samuel W. White (wife: Sukanya Dutta-White) of Morgantown, WV;  Daughter:  Sally L. Smith of Colfax;  Grandchildren:  Katelyn (Luke) Downs, Patrick Smith, Jacob White, and Brishti White;  Brother:  Larry J. Coulter, PHD of Crestview, FL;  Sisters:  Carolyn Robertson of Frankfort and Dianna (Husband: Larry) Snapp of Camden.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband, grandson: Andrew Smith, and sister: Roberta Scripture.


Leave your Condolences

4 Condolences for “Jean Ellen White”

  1. Ed Gable February 13, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Jean was a kind, gentle lady who loved JESUS and people. She taught my children in Sunday School about our loving Savior. Sam, her son, worked for us on the farm. Hus work ethic and personality were a testimony to the way he was raised. JEAN was a superb parent. Whenever I took home communion to Jean, she was always very positive in her outlook on life. Jean was easy to love.

  2. Janice Crouch February 14, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Sally and family,
    Our family is sending heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your dear Mother and Grandmother. She dearly loved you all and was very proud of your accomplishments in life. May you find comfort in the fact that she was loved by some many people. My Mom will miss her very good friend. She is in the loving arms of our Lord, renewed and free of pain. Cherish the memories you have in your heart. May God ease your broken heart and give you peace during the difficult days ahead.

    Janice, Jennifer, and Cleo

  3. Nancy Elsea February 15, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Sally, Katelyn and Patrick, please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mother and grandmother. I remember her vividly at all the events at CPE, that you kids were involved in, but especially Grandparents Day. It was so obvious how much she enjoyed you grandkids. Enjoy your memories, as you will always have them.

  4. Erilda & Ron Coleman March 7, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Dear sweet sister in Christ Dianna & Larry
    So sorry to hear of Jean’s going to meet Jesus. Know you will miss her dearly. Sending prayers of peace and comfort. Hugs of Love God Bless Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

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