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Leila Yvonne (Bedillion) White

March 28, 1927 ~ December 13, 2018 (age 91)

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and babysitter.

Leila Yvonne "Liz" Bedillion White, 91, left this world to be with her Lord, surrounded by family and loved ones, in her home, December 13, 2018.

She was born March 28, 1927 in Hickory, a daughter of John Dewey, and Leila Sarah (Betz) Redinger Bedillion, the third of six children.

On August 11, 1949, she married her best friend, Robert Andrew White, who preceded her to be with the Lord, on October 26, 2001.

Mrs. White was a graduate of Hickory High School, class of 1947. 

Mrs. White was a member of the Hickory EPC church. She was an avid golfer and bowler.  She enjoyed many hobbies including jig saw puzzles, baking cookies and making candy. Her favorite of which was quilting with her mother.  The two ladies made many beautiful handmade quilts over the years.

Mrs. White also enjoyed babysitting for local families. She babysat more than fifteen children while they were going through elementary school, as their parents were working. She grew to love and care for all the children as if they were her own, and always enjoyed seeing them as they grew up.

Surviving are three sons, Robert Alan (Barbara ) White of Stafford, VA, Thomas Bedillion White of Hickory and David Mark (Mary) White of Lansing MI; two grandchildren that were her entire world whom she helped raise since they were toddlers, James David Bedillion White and Joshua Phillip Andrew (Amanda ) White.  Also surviving are her brother, James Bedillion of Hickory and her sister, Barbara (Donald) Shaffer, of San Diego, CA.

Mrs. White leaves behind one of the people she loved most in this life, Gidget Bartoletti, eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces, all whom she loved dearly.

Mrs. White was also preceded in death by brothers, John (Surviving wife Ruth) Bedillion, Ronald (Skip)    Bedillion, and Gary (Jean) Bedillion.

Liz knew how to live life well and wouldn't want us to mourn for her but to celebrate this next phase of her journey as a victory over the death of this world, as promised to her by her Lord and Savior. She was such an inspiration to all who knew her. Until we meet again.

Family will receive friends Monday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald and Tuesday from 10-11 am, the time of services, at Hickory United Presbyterian Church EPC, 210 Main St., Hickory PA 15340. Interment will follow in Mt Prospect Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Concordia Hospice, 10 Leet St, Washington, PA 15301.

Donations may be made to:

Concordia Hospice of Washington
10 Leet St., Washington PA 15301

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