Belva Cowden White

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Belva Cowden White

Belva Cowden White Belva Cowden White, 91, of Mercer, passed away at Avalon Springs on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at 11:09 a.m.
Belva was born on Dec. 9, 1926, in Washington, Pa., to Joseph Lawrence and Thelma Rumbaugh Cowden.
Belva was a graduate of Hickory High School and a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, where she was involved in the church throughout her life in various capacities.
She enjoyed painting and crocheting afghans as well as flea markets.
Belva married the Rev. H. Walter White (who died on Dec. 12, 2009) on June 20, 1950.
She is survived by five children, Hugh White and his wife, Becky, in Mt. Dora, Fla., Barbara and her husband Robert Rorabaugh in Burnside, Nancy White in Mercer, Brian White in Sharpsville, Kate Cowden in Cherry Tree.
She was one of nine children and is survived by her baby brother, Russell Cowden in Prosperity; her brother-in-law, Ed Schmidt in McDonald; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. White is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Mark C. White; and several brothers and sisters.

Belva Cowden, 91, of Mercer.
Calling hours: From 9 to 10:15 a.m. Monday (12-3-18) at Bethany Presbyterian Churchm 100 W. Venango St., Mercer.
Service: Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday (12-3-18) at the church, with Susan Allen and Pastor Peter Dembroski officiating.
Burial: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.
Published on November 30, 2018
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