OBITUARY

Vernita White

October 18, 1929March 7, 2014

Vernita White, 84, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Vernita will be laid to rest at Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery with her husband, Archie at a private family service. Vernita Arlene Klaffke was born October 18, 1929 in Buckeye, Iowa to Lorenz and Elsa (Ratzke) Klaffke. She grew up in both Buckeye and Popejoy, Iowa and graduated from Popejoy High School. On September 8, 1948 Vernita was united in marriage to Archie White. The couple farmed in Popejoy, Iowa and were blessed with two children, Ed and Sandy. She and Archie lived in Tucson, Arizona before returning to Ankeny, Iowa in 2008. Vernita enjoyed gardening and cooking but most of all she loved her family who all held a special place in her heart. Survivors include her children, Ed (Cindy) White of Clive, and Sandy (Marvin) Sandvick of Polk City; grandchildren, Crystal (Chad) Rhoads, Joseph (Jill) White, Melissa (Ethan) Smith, and Matthew (Jessie) Sandvick; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Rhoads, Madelaine White, Takhmina White, Austin Smith, Hayden Sandvick, Harlow Sandvick; and sister, Velma Bolles. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie of 65 years who passed away in June 2013; and sisters, Verna Evans and Violet Hinz. A memorial fund has been set up for Vernita at Mercy Hospice of Johnston, 5820 Winwood Drive, Johnston, Iowa 50131.

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Martha

March 17, 2014

We are sorry to hear about Vernita's passing. We enjoyed getting to know her the last 4 years when we would meet out in the street while she was walking the dog. When I told my 5 year old son he said "She was a nice a lady and I will miss her."
Martha and Roscoe

Lisa and Melvin Green

March 13, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. We're keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.

March 13, 2014

We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Our hearts go out to you and you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Richard and Julie Bahlmann

March 12, 2014

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our Deepest Sympathies, Dick and Connie

The Buchman Family

March 12, 2014

We are very sorry to hear that your Mother has passed away, Sandy. Please know that you & your family is in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.
Audrey Cooper, David & Tana Buchman, Christel Buchman