OBITUARY ~ LEDRA ANITA (WHITE) LYNCH
March 18, 1922 ~ June 16, 2007
Ledra Anita LYNCH, 90, Visalia, Calif., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, in the Westgate Gardens Nursing home, where she
had lived since December 1994. She was born Oct. 4, 1909, in Mount Ayr, Iowa, the fourth of 13 children born to Albert
and Vinnie HARSH WHITE. She came to Cedar County at the age of 12 with her parents.
She was united in marriage to William "Ethmer" LYNCH on May 19, 1925, in Fair Play. They moved to California in 1926,
later returning to the family farm in Masters, southwest of Fair Play, in Cedar County. They made several trips back
and forth to California before settling in Visalia.
Her husband passed away Aug. 6, 1967. After his death, she did
private nursing and retired in 1971. She did volunteer work for the senior citizens for 18 years and participated in
senior plays throughout California. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge for 30 years, having gone through all the
chairs, and in 1973 was Noble Grand. She was a member of the Church of God in Visalia, Calif.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Ethmer LYNCH; an infant daughter; her parents; and eight brothers, Earl, Bob, Donald, who was an infant,
Elvis, Luther, Marvin, who was 11 months old, Thomas and Hallie WHITE.
Her survivors include two sons, William "Bill"
LYNCH of Masters and James E. LYNCH of Dunnegan; four daughters, Barbara Ellen GANNAWAY of Visalia, Calif., Belva Lee
FINDLEY of Masters, Sharyl Sue JUSTICE of Gilmer, Texas, and Luanna Kay LEISURE of San Jose, Calif.; one brother,
Dorleigh WHITE of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; three sisters, Ina MITCHELL, Clarice COMSTOCK and Marilyn THOMPSON, all of
Visalia, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Monday, Jan. 24, at the Miller Memorial Chapel in Visalia, Calif. Burial was in the Visalia District
SOURCE: A00008B2000FB09 bolivarmo.com/bhfp/janobits2000.htm
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