Age 102, died peacefully Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born May 14, 1915 in Northport, Michigan, the daughter of Halbert & Ida May (Scott) Thomas. Agnes is one of three children and is the oldest and last surviving child. She grew up in Suttons Bay and spent many summers in Florida with her parents. Agnes graduated from Ferris College’s secretarial course and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in Business Education and her Master’s degree from University of Michigan.  She taught business classes for 30 years in Michigan, and retired from Howell High School.  She was a member of Howell United Methodist Church and helped raise funds for their new building. Agnes was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Retired Teachers Association, Livingston County Retired School Employees, Michigan Education Association, and National Education Association. After retirement, she wrote a weekly article for the Howell paper. Agnes loved to listen to talking books and appreciated the people from the Chelsea District Library who brought those to her.


On December 28 1947, she married Albert E. White Sr. In St. Petersburg, FL, and he preceded her in death in October of 1964. Survivors include a son, Albert (Susan) White of Lexington, KY, and a daughter, Susan Nehring of Ann Arbor; 3 grandsons, Heath Kessler, Chris White, and Eric Nehring.


A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017, 3:30 pm at Chelsea Retirement Community in the Dancey Chapel, with Rev. Cathy Rafferty officiating. Burial will be at Leelanau Township Cemetery, Northport, Michigan.


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