Marcella P. White

May 30, 1922 — Sept. 20, 2010
CULVER — Marcella P. White, 88, of Culver, passed away at 12:25 a.m. Sept. 20, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver.
Marcella was born May 30, 1922 at home in rural Starke County. She was one of six children born to Oscar and Nellie (Duddelson) Zechiel. After graduating from Culver Comm. High School she fell in love and married Jesse White Nov. 14, 1942. Together they raised three sons.
Marcella and her sister Mildred owned and operated the M & M Restaurant in downtown Culver for 19 years. Marcella enjoyed shopping and cooking for others.  She also loved gardening and was a faithful member and servant of the Lord in the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Culver.
Marcella is survived by her sons: Paul (Lonni) White of Roanoke, Ind., Philip (Kathy) White of LaPaz, and Perry (Becky) White of Peoria, Ill.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Alvin and Zina Zechiel; sisters, Mildred Ditmire and Emma Hepler; and a twin brother who died at birth.
A gathering of remembrance with Marcella’s family will be held Thursday, Sept 23, 2010 at the Odom Funeral Home in Culver from 4 to 8 p.m. EDT. Rev. Ron Lewellen will officiate funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept 24, at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, S. Main Street in Culver. 
Interment will follow at the Culver Masonic Cemetery. 
Memorials may be given in Marcella’s memory to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the obituary page at
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is entrusted with the arrangements.