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Friday November 20th, 2020
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Friday November 20th, 2020

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Waneda E. White

PORTAGE LAKES, Ohio - Waneda E. White, age 94, joyfully entered into Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior and loved ones on November 17, 2020. She was born on December 26, 1925 to John and Katherine Robinson. Waneda had three wonderful, athletic brothers whom she loved dearly, so sports came natural for her. She loved to watch the Cavs, the Indians, Ohio State and the Browns games.

She married and came to Akron at age 19 and resided in Coventry Township most of her life. Waneda was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple and taught Sunday School there for over 30 years. That was the love of her life. She believed in keeping the Sabbath day holy and attended several churches in her later years.

Spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends was the highlight of her life, and life couldn’t get any better than that. Waneda liked to travel, fish, play cards, games, sew, bake and garden. She took many trips with the ABT Golden Agers and cherished the precious moments she spent with her wonderful friends. She outlived them all, but those times together were priceless to her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Russell; three brothers, Charles, Kenneth and Leroy.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna White, Linda (Kevin) Lonsdorf; and son, Terry (Chris) White; three grandchildren, Brandon and Taylor White, and Jonathan Lonsdorf. Also, her specially claimed children, Judy and Don Mervine. She also leaves a few nieces, nephews, and cousins who are also loved.

Her gentle spirit and kind heart will be missed by us. She was our treasure and will remain forever in our hearts.

Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m., where a service will be held at 7 p.m., Pastor Bob Stephens officiating. Private interment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

For the safety of the family and other guests, masks must be worn, and the number of people permitted in the building at a time will be limited. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated. 

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Waneda was the most gracious lady. We were her "adopted kids" and spent holidays with her family. It was wonderful to always be included. We always went to lunch and then took turns going to each others' homes to play cards. Waneda was Don's partner. We will miss those days terribly, but will reunite in Heaven some day. I am sure that when she entered those golden gates God said, "Well done good and faithful servant". You are at rest, pain free, and reunited with all your relatives and friends. Until we meet again, you will remain in our hearts. Love Always, Don and Judy

Judy and Don Mervine Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

I met this beautiful lady and her daughters, at GBC in Florida. Each Winter they would come and visit. The love between Mother and Daughters was precious. Always greeted with a smile!

Maryln R. Rose Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

The family of Waneda White,

Hazel and I regret that we are unable to travel to Ohio for Mrs. White's service, because of the Covid restrictions. This was a beautiful lady, S.S. teacher, wife, mother, grand parent, and faithful Christian. She was a true Proverb 31 lady. What a great life, what a privilege to have know her. May God supply every need of the family, and we look forward to seeing her again...." I Will Meet You In The Morning".

Dr. Larry and Hazel Hess Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

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