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Emily M. White

November 20, 1915 ~ July 13, 2020 (age 104)

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Emily M. White, age 104 of Defiance, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Kingsbury Place in Defiance, Ohio.  
She was born on November 20, 1915 to Benjamin and Emma (Moser) Suttor in Paulding County, Ohio. On June 20, 1937 she married the love of her life Donald White, who preceded her in death on October 29, 1999.
Emily was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Defiance. She was gifted with many artistic abilities, and used those gifts such as card making and doll crafting to serve her church and many people. 
Emily is survived by her, daughters, Karen (Larry) Max of Defiance, and Joyce (Dr. Keith) Colwell of Hudson, Ohio, grandchildren, Kent Colwell, Stephen (Darla) Max, Joel Max, and Kristin (Jeffrey) Shupe, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Frances Hertel, Annabelle Baker, and John Suttor.
A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery in Defiance, with Rev. John Schlicher officiating. Due to Covid 19 the family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul United Methodist Church, or Kingsbury Place. Online condolences can be given at

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Graveside Service
July 16, 2020

1:00 PM
Riverside Cemetery

Defiance, OH 43512

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