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Elmer L. White

Elmer Lee White, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at MHP Medical Center.

Born Feb. 19, 1930, in Shelby County, he was the son of Henry Eli White and Ella Deborah (Macy) White. He married Phyllis Jean (Krammes) White on Aug. 11, 1957, and she survives.

Other survivors include daughter, Lisa Evans-Powers (husband, Mark), of Sheridan; grandchildren, Sara Akles (husband, Jon), Ryan Evans (wife, Michaela) and Kari Evans; great-grandchildren, Tucker Akles and Melanie Akles; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother; Thomas Franklin White; and sister; Mary Warnell Winslow.

Mr. White was a lifetime resident of this area, and graduated from Manilla High School in 1947.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.

He was co-owner of Rays Crossing Grain Company for 30 years, retiring in 2000.

He attended the former Manilla Christian Church.

Lee enjoyed attending his grandchildren's activities and sporting events. He was a very devoted husband and his family was the center of his life.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with visitation there Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. The Rev. Jerri Cadwallader will officiate.

Burial will be at Manilla Cemetery. A graveside military service will be conducted by a local veterans organization.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.net.