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Ida R. White

May 7, 1924 January 9, 2018
Ida R. White
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Obituary for Ida R. White

PEORIA – Ida R. White, 93, of Peoria passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at OSF Hospice Home with her family by her side.

Ida was born in Oglesby, IL, on May 7, 1924 to Giovani and Maria (Porta) Caletti, both Italian immigrants. She married Eugene Beck in 1948; they were married for 19 years before Gene passed. In 1973, Ida married Paul White; he passed in 1992. 

Ida is preceded in death by her loving daughter Cynthia Holmes. Ida leaves behind three other daughters; Madelyn Beck, Diane (Jim) Robinson, and Michelle Beck. She is also survived by Paul’s children; Thomas (Chris) White, Kristine (David) Carius, Paula (Darwin) Sloan, Patrick (Colleen) White, and John (Sue) White. She leaves behind a combined 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. In the last years of her life, Ida resided with her granddaughters, Hilary and Hailey Holmes, who brought much joy to her life.

She graduated from St. Francis College of Nursing in 1948 and worked as a nurse at St. Francis Medical Center for 25 years before retiring in 1988. She was a devout Catholic and attended St. Philomena Catholic Church. She was a member of the Italian American Society, Senior Saints, and St. Francis Ladies Auxiliary. 

Ida enjoyed gardening, dancing, golfing, going to movies, and eating out; especially at Olive Garden. She loved laughing, traveling, and spending time with her family. She was loving, stubborn, fiercely independent, funny and kept a busy social calendar. Her mischievous smile and famous spaghetti will be missed by all. 

Visitation will begin at 9:30 Tue., Jan. 16, at St Philomena Church with a Memorial Mass at 10:30. Fr Richardson will officiate and burial of ashes will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria.
 
Memorials in Ida’s name may be made to EPIC of Peoria, epicpeoria.org.

Online guestbook available at www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

16

Jan

9:30 AM 1/16/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/16/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Tuesday

16

Jan

10:30 AM 1/16/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

2105 W. Heading Ave.
West Peoria, IL 61604

2105 W. Heading Ave. West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

EPIC

1913 W Townline Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
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