Jesta M (Griffith) White

July 22, 1924 ~ March 25, 2021 (age 96)


Columbus Grove, Ohio

Jesta M. White, 96, died at 11:35 pm, Thursday, March 25, 2021, at The Meadows of Ottawa.  She was born July 22, 1924, in Leipsic, Ohio, to William Lacy and Bertha Ellen (Medley) Griffith.

On July 26, 1944, she married Robert L. "Bob" White.  He had preceded her in death on March 28, 2003.

Jesta is survived by her five children, Bob (Eileen) White of Felton, CA, Cindy (Jan) Harper of Columbus Grove, Kris (Art) DeGeorge of Canton, Mark (Diane) White of Grand Island, NY, and Stacey (Bruce) Laubenthal of Ottawa.  She was very proud of her 13 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son in-law, Dean Doepker and her siblings, Boyce Griffith, Doyle Griffith, Jewel Griffith, Goldie Stafford and Gladys Frey.

She was a homemaker and very talented seamstress/tailor who enjoyed sewing for her family and friends.  She loved fashion and had a great sense of style, which she used to make a comfortable and beautiful home for her family.  She also enjoyed hunting for and collecting antiques.  Jesta was an excellent cook, and she will be remembered by her family for the wonderful dinners she prepared, especially during the holiday seasons.

Private Family Services will take place in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove with Pastor Rich Rakay to officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Hospice.

The family would like to thank The Meadows of Ottawa and Putnam County Hospice for the excellent care their mother received.

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Private Services

Truro Cemetery
State Route 12 West
Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830

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