Bernice "Bea" M. White

June 15, 1923July 9, 2019

Bernice M. “Bea” White, age 96, of Peoria, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. at the Grandview Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Peoria. She was born June 15, 1923 in Peru, IL to Carl and Alvina (Hombuecher) Traeger. She married Ronald White on July 20, 1945 in Hannibal, MO. He passed away Nov. 6, 2015 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Julie White-Reeder, two brothers, Ralph Traeger, Jim Traeger, and two sisters: Ruth Henne and Sister Alvina “Lil”. Survivors include seven children: Ron (Sherry) White of Bartonville, Randy White of Peoria, Mike (Sherry) White of Washington, Marianne Holman of Bartonville, Judy (Jerry Loos) Boles of Peoria, Sue (Les) Howell of Peoria, Kathy (Melvin) Anglin of Peoria, 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bea first worked as a cashier at Szolds for seven years then was an Office Manager at Lawson Label Co. in Peoria for eight years retiring in 1980. She was a member of St Ann’s Catholic Church and St John’s Ladies Guild. Bea was active at St Jude Knights of Columbus # 4333, enjoying bingo, fish fry’s, and their 55 Plus Club. A Funeral Mass will be Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St Ann’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Peoria Chapter or St Ann’s Catholic Church. You may view Bea’s obituary online at


  • Carl Traeger, Father
  • Alvina (Hombuecher) Traeger, Mother
  • Ronald White, Husband
  • Ron (Sherry) White, Son
  • Randy White, Son
  • Mike (Sherry) White, Son
  • Marianne Holman, Daughter
  • Judy (Jerry Loos) Boles, Daughter
  • Sue (Les) Howell, Daughter
  • Kathy (Melvin) Anglin, Daughter
  • Twelve Grandchildren
  • Twenty-two Great grandchildren
  • Thirteen Great-great grandchildren
  • Numerous nieces and nephews


  • Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, July 13, 2019


Bernice "Bea" M. White

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Mike Anderson

July 14, 2019

What a wonderful lady. Always a smile!