Marie T. White, 84, of Geneseo, IL, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019, at Vistas Healthcare Hospice, Lecanto, FL. A funeral service to celebrate her life was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019, at First Congregational Church, Geneseo. Reverend Bruce Bergthold officiated. Burial followed at Ebenezer Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to First Congregational Church.
Marie was born on February 18, 1935, the daughter of John Tysma and Gerti (Epema) Tysma, in Beltrami, MN. On October 4, 1952, Marie married Marvin P. White in Unionville, MO. He preceded her in death in 2003. She worked as a study hall supervisor for twelve years at Geneseo Junior High, later she became a daycare provider in her home. Marie was a fifty-year member of First Congregational Church, and active in several church committees. She also participated in the Women of Moose, Geneseo Country Club, and various bridge clubs. She enjoyed golfing,
playing bridge, dancing with Marvin, and eating out with family and friends.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Greg (Wendy) White, Crystal River, FL, Jeanine White, Geneseo; grandchildren, Jessica (Tammy) Kleine, Ashley (Ryan) Johnston, Christian White; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Allen (Helen) Tysma, East Moline, Ray (Phyllis) Tysma, Colona; step-sister-in-law, Carolyn Bohl, Milan; step-brother-in-law, Ron (Norma) Bohl, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Marvin, stepbrother Ted Bohl, one stepsister and spouse, Linda and Allen Lovestead, and stepmother Sophie Tysma.