Shirley M. White, 79, of Potosi, died on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Manor Care Health Center in Dubuque.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Pastor Bill Wineke will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Cornelia. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home & Crematory or from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Shirley M. White Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.melbyfh.com.
Shirley was born on February 21, 1933 in Rockville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harry and Lillon (Rice) Shaw. She was united in marriage to Albert White on June 13, 1953 in Potosi, WI. Shirley belonged to Cornelia Church and was treasurer for Women's Fellowship for 42 years. She enjoyed sewing, dancing, painting, gardening, driving tractor, and singing in the church choir. She had a beautiful laugh and she loved to laugh. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her three dogs, Trinket, Tinker Bell, and Trixie.
She is survived by her husband, Albert; six children, Albert (Connie) White of DeWitt, IA; Gloria (Jack) Speth of Mineral Point, WI; Jerry (Pam) White of Potosi; Barbara (Steve) Stead of Bloomer, WI; Rod (Judy) White of Platteville; Jill Courtney of Dubuque, IA; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Holt of Platteville; Sharon Stenulson of Stoughton, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers-in-law, Arthur and Kenny; and grandson, Johnathon in 1994.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Dubuque and Manor Care of Dubuque for wonderful care given to Shirley.