James H. White

James H. White


James H. White, 82, of Clarion passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at his home in Clarion, Iowa.

Funeral services for Jim White will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM at First United Methodist Church, 201 3rd Avenue North East in Clarion with Pastor Don Morrison officiating. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Visitation for Jim White will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

James Henry White, the son of Frank and Margaret (Brown) White was born September 18, 1931 in Orion, Illinois, and was baptized into the Christian faith in Orion.  He attended grade school in Illinois and at the age of 13, moved to Iowa, where he lived with Lawrence and Hazel White, an uncle and aunt.  He graduated from Clarion High School in 1949, and began working on the farm for his aunt and uncle.

Jim was united in marriage with Joann K. Lindvall on September 24, 1950 at First United Methodist Church in Clarion.  To this union, two children were born; Kathy and Janet.

Jim served with the United States Army during the Korean War, where he attained the rank of Sergeant.

Upon his discharge from the Army, Jim and Joann farmed the Lindvall family farm north east of Clarion.  They also farmed north of Holmes before farming the McCormick family farm south of Clarion, until the time of his retirement.  Farming was Jim’s passion.  In 1995, the couple moved to Clarion.

Jim loved fishing, and made numerous trips to Canada, as well as the White family annual summer fishing vacation to Sunset Lodge in Park Rapids, Minnesota, a tradition the family kept for many years.  Jim also found great enjoyment in his vegetable and flower gardens.  He cherished spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jim was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed teaching young adult classes.  He also served on the church finance board, as well as the hospital board, and worked at the ASCS office for many years.

Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joann, of Clarion; daughters, Kathleen (Dale) Licklider of Raytown, Missouri, and Jan (Jerry) Blackman of Clarion; grandchildren, Cale (Amber) Licklider of Lee Summit, Missouri, Katie Licklider of Raytown, Missouri, Ryan (Penni) Blackman of Ankeny, and Rod Blackman of Des Moines; great-grandchildren Stella and Nolan; siblings, Opal E. Swanson of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Ruby Potter of Silvis, Illinois, John J. Monroe of Glenwood, Missouri, Lee R. Monroe of Kewanee, Illinois, Helen M. Hubbell of Rockville, Maryland, Marilyn J. Hinton of Colona, Illinois, and Evelyn L. Spooner of Phoenix, Arizona; in-laws Richard Lindvall of Clarion, Thelma Lindvall of Clarion, Tom and Edna Groom of Belmond, and Sybil White of Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clinton White and Robert White; and special uncle and aunt, Lawrence and Hazel White.


Date: Friday, May 9, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: United Methodist Church – Clarion
201 3rd Avenue North East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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