News and Tribune

October 3, 2013

Helen Grace Hussung White

97; New Albany

— Graveside services for Helen Grace Hussung White, 97, New Albany, will be at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 5, at Grandview Cemetery, Spencer County. She departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.

She was born Sept. 17, 1916, to Edmund and Emma Seng Hussung, in Louisville. Baptized and confirmed in Salem Reformed Church in Louisville, she was married twice in that city: first to Jesse L. Wright, in 1936, then to William F. “Bill” White, in 1943. Church work and daily devotions were always an important part of her life, and over the years she taught Sunday school locally at Silver Street United Methodist Church and Edwardsville United Methodist Church, as well as having rendered similar service in other cities where she lived. She and Bill were proprietors of a Convenience store in Pleasure Ridge Park, Ky. in the mid 1960’s, before they retired to a farm in Crawford County.

She is survived by her son, Jerry Wright and his wife, Joan, Indianapolis, their children, Margaret Kantz and her husband, Dale, Indianapolis, David (Amy Tabb),  Charles Town W. Va., and Mary Hobson and her husband, Rev. Phillip, Charlotte, Mich., and by her daughter, Geneva Meadows, Geneva’s son, Martin Orberson and his wife, Kelli, and daughters, Tina McCallister and JoAnn Barger, all of New Albany, plus five great-grandchildren, including Christina Moss and her husband, Ray, Jeffersonville and Miamy McCallister, New Albany. She is also survived by a nephew, Kenton Anz, and a niece, Judith Shoemaker and her husband, Paul, Louisville, a nephew Edward Terry, Monticello, and nieces, Doris Whittaker and her husband, Frank, Depauw, and Leona Caffrey and her husband, Jack,  New Salisbury.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bill, her only sister, Melvina Anz, Louisville, and her stepson, Robert White and stepdaughter, Dorothy Woller.

The family would like to express its gratitude to the staff members of Lincoln Hills Health Center for their kindness and care during her stay there.

Visitation will be from  9 a.m. to  noon Saturday at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes, Market Street Chapel, New Albany.