In Memory of Margaret E. White

Margaret E. White
Margaret E. White
Born: July 30, 1920
Died: February 23, 2017
Age: 96
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Margaret E. White
July 30, 1920 - February 23, 2017
From: Nevada, IA | Originally: Colo, IA

Margaret White, age 96, of Nevada and formerly of Colo, died Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Story County Medical Center in Nevada.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Colo, with burial to follow in the Colo Cemetery.   Pastor Douglas Harding will officiate.  Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services.  Memorials in Margaret’s honor may be directed to the Colo Library, Colo First Responders, or the Colo United Methodist Church, all in Colo, Iowa  50056.

Margaret Elaine White was born July 30, 1920, in Colo, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Harry Lee and Laura Lorene Granger Wilson.  She grew up in Colo where she graduated from Colo Consolidated High School in 1937.  She then attended Iowa Methodist Nursing School from 1938-1941.

Margaret and Carroll M. White were united in marriage March 31, 1941, in Albany, Missouri, then moved to Los Angeles, California. Carroll enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942, and was stationed in Norman, Oklahoma, where Margaret and daughter, Carolyn, joined him.  Carroll went to work for the Fareway Stores, Inc. in 1945.  While with the company the family lived in Ames, Washington, Marshalltown, Decorah and Oskaloosa. After retirement in 1981, Margaret and Carroll loved spending their winters in Winter Haven, Florida.  In 1995, Margaret and Carroll returned to Colo to be closer to family and long time friends.

Margaret was a member of the Colo United Methodist Church. She was, throughout her life, a devoted mother and homemaker.  She enjoyed golf and bridge and was an avid reader. She was an ardent fan of Iowa State University sports. She followed college football and basketball (both men’s and women’s) and golf on television.

Survivors include three children: Carolyn Anderson (Mrs. Dale) of Venice, Florida, Ronald White of Strawberry, Arizona, and Kathy White (Heidi Hinchcliff) of Omaha, Nebraska. Also surviving are four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, her sister, Mary (Mrs. Glen) Presnall, brother Donald (Ruth) Wilson, and sister-in-law Ardis Wilson.  

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband in 2006, and her brothers Raymond and Richard (Phyllis) Wilson.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Margaret and her family.  


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12:59 PM
“Loved her spank - she always spoke her mind! Carole Kyser”
- Carole Kyser
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:34 AM
“I always enjoyed Margaret so pleasant and positive attitude. What a long life. You have a lot of good memories. She will be missed by many. Ester Handsaker”
- Ester Handsaker
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:03 PM
“To Margaret's family, I always got a charge of Margaret. She made me laugh, and kept me on my toes. I will miss her. How lucky we were to have known her. So sorry for your loss...”
- Ellen M Woods
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:03 PM
“Oh how I miss this lil lady it was such a pleasure ten yrs ago to care for her husband Carroll an for four yrs I got the priveldge of helping Margret in her home for four yrs I loved her she was the sweetest an her family is so nice an caring always showed there appreciation for my help an got me a Christmas card every year sweet Margret rest in peace my dear lil friend I will always remember you Carroll an your family love teresa”
- Teresa
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:03 PM
“So sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. She was so funny and caring. I work the overnight shift, and when she couldn't sleep for whatever reason, we would just talk until she thought she'd better let me go back to work. Fly free Ms. Margaret you will be missed. Tracy J.”
- Tracy Johannes
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:03 PM
“I will always remember the good talks we had. So sorry to hear of her passing.”
- Douglas Johns
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:03 PM
“Kathy and Heidi - we are so sorry for your loss. May your Mother Rest In Peace. Many hugs to you both.
Lori, Cindy, Gage, Shea and Jiggs”
- Lori Zimmerman
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Church
Colo, Iowa


Pastor Douglas Harding


Carroll Wilson
Bob Wilson
Keith Wilson
John Wilson
Jeff Wilson
Craig Presnall

Dave Christy


One hour prior to services
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
United Methodist Church
Colo, Iowa


Stacie Hostetler, Pianist
Ling Hsiao, Musician


Colo Cemetery
Colo, Iowa