Nellie White

Obituary of Nellie L. White

Wayland - Nellie L. White, 89 years of age, passed away early Sunday morning, December 19, 2021 at her home in Wayland. Nellie was born January 4, 1932 in Hornell the daughter of Nina Northrup. She grew up in Hornell and spent most of her younger years there. In 1952, Nellie and Robert H. White Sr. were married and together celebrated 35 years together prior to Robert passing away December 24, 1987. Throughout the years, Nellie worked several different jobs that included the Silk Mill in Wayland; Jim’s Diner; Dansville Hospital; Byrne Dairy; and most recently she worked for Frito Lay, stocking the shelves at Topp’s Markets in Dansville. Nellie enjoyed planting and maintaining her flowers around her house. Knitting was also a favorite of Nellie’s as she knitted many blankets for her family throughout the years. Earlier in life, Nellie enjoyed raising animals at their home that included cows, horses and pigs. Her joy now was her cats and dog! Nellie was pre-deceased by her mother, Nina Northrup; her husband Robert H. White Sr.; her sister Gwendolyn Tonkery and a brother, Glenn Bunce. She is survived by her sons, Robert H. White Jr. and his wife Bonnie, and Scott White and his wife, Autumn all of Wayland; her grandchildren, Cassie (Matthew) Rhodes of Linley, Robert W. White of Wayland, Ethan Robert White and Joshua William White; her great-grandchildren, Bradley and Nicholas; her brother Boyd Bunce of Tonowanda; several nieces and nephews; and her special friend over the last few years, John Dibble. Nellie’s family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday December 22, 2021 from 3-6pm at the St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. Graveside services and interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Wayland will be private for Nellies’ family. Contributions in memory of Nellie L. White may be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Rd., Hornell, NY 14843 or to Care First Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Rd,Painted Post, NY 14870-9509. Please visit for online condolences.

Visitation / Calling Hours

Wednesday December 22, 2021 ~ 3-6pm ~ St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home

Graveside Service / Interment

St. Peter's Cemetery, Wayland ~ Private and at the convenience of Nellie's family.
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