AUSTINTOWN – A prayer service will be held Friday, July 20, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown, Ohio for Agnes Katherine White, who died unexpectedly Monday, July 16, 2012 at her residence.
She was born April 25, 1915, in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of Joseph P. and Mary (Novotny) Kachurek, and was a lifelong area resident.
She will always be remembered and loved as the matriarch of the Kachurek family. An essay she wrote of her childhood was published in the Pig Iron Press“Young’s Town.”
She was admired for her outgoing, independent and generous spirit.
She was employed at Hathaway Bakery for 24 years and was a member of Local 19 and 177 Baker’s Union.
She loved to bake/decorate and was known as the “Cake Lady” because of her cakes made for any occasion.
Her husband, Raymond C. White, whom she married July 20, 1934, died Aug. 11, 1992.
She leaves behind to hold onto her precious memories, her children, Beverly J. Magda of Youngstown, Ohio, Gene R. White (Juanita) of Canfield, Ohio and Nancy L. Wilhelm of Austintown, Ohio.
A daughter, Judith R. Harrison, is deceased.
She leaves her grandchildren, Patricia (John) Crofford, Frank (Melanie) Magda, Karen (Ray) Tyndall, Terese (Gary) Shaw, Katherine (Damion) Banaszak, Todd (Christine) White, Vernon (Ann) Wilhelm, Barbara (Rex Bosley) Ragusa, Thomas Wilhelm, and Douglas (Lori) Wilhelm; great-grandchildren Chelsea, Jessica, and Andrew Crofford, Anthony and Adam Banaszak, Autumn and Nicholas White, Matthew, Michael, Stephen, and Jessica Wilhelm, Jennifer Lindsay Ragusa, Thomas and Bridgette Wilhelm, and Anna and Jackson Wilhelm; five step grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.
She leaves three sisters, Helen Semeraro of Youngstown, Rita Johnston of Austintown, and Mary Lou (William) Hudak of Youngstown; one brother, Raymond (Patricia) Kachurek of Austintown; and a sister-in-law, Agnes Kachurek of Austintown, OH.
Preceding her in death besides her parents, husband, and daughter, are an infant brother, Michael; a sister, Martha McClain; a brother, Joseph Kachurek; a daughter-in-law, Sandra White; and sons-in-law, Vernon Wilhelm and Frank Magda.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes in Austintown.
Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.