Ruth White

September 2, 2019


Ruth J. White, age 86, passed away on September 2nd, 2019 at the Heritage Nursing Home in Elroy. She was born on March 1, 1933 to James Jenkins Sr and Margret (Lackie) Jenkins in Clover Hill, PA.  Preceded in death by her husband Earl White. They were stationed in Germany and then settled in Ayer, MA when he retired.  After her retirement Ruth sold her home in Ayer and moved to Viroqua, WI to be close to her close friend Diane Hunter.  She graduated from California University of Pennsylvania. She taught middle school for 42 years in addition to teaching piano.  She loved to Garden and had the most beautiful flower gardens. 

She is survived by her daughter Joann(White)McNall, Granddaughter Allie McNall, Grandson Randy McNall, Special Niece Jeannene Jenkins Derenne(Jim), Nieces and Nephews- Jim Jenkins(Judy), Linda Dodd, Steven Buzza and Lisa Pinciott and a very dear friend Diane Hunter.

She was preceeded in death by her brother James Jenkins and Sister Margret Jenkins Buzza.

A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held on Friday, September 6th at 1 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be left for the family at   The Thorson Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Viroqua is proudly serving the family.

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