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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#2 Debbie Hill 2017-10-19 14:29
So sorry to have learned about the recent death of our sister in Delta Kappa Gamma; Agnes White.
#1 Larry Foyle 2017-10-19 10:17
To Al and Susan and your families

I am saddened by the loss of Agnes. She was a special lady in my life and in others. I have a lot of memories of your Mom when I was a kid. Visits to Northport and Traverse City and then In Howell. I still drive by the house on Isbell from time to time. Then there were the visits to Royal Oak, mostly for holiday meals at 321. Over the last 15 to 20 years I would see your Mom at the Methodist Home in Chelsea. The last time I saw her, Judy and I and our girls Kelly and Marisa visited for the afternoon. Agnes had Lemonade and some great cookies put out for us. Your Mom was always alert and could always be relied upon to tell stories about some of the family. Still I wish I knew more about the Thomas and the Scott families.
Though I will not be at the Memorial I will be there in person and I contacted Kaye and Kelly and Marisa who will be attending.
Love to each of you and your family
God Bless

Larry Foyle

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