Ernest Edward White, age 80 of Westmoreland, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Home of the Flint Hills.
He was born on January 9, 1939 in rural Riley County, the son of Edward and Daisy Mae (Amiss) White. He graduated from Keats High School.
On October 16, 1960, he was married to Della Anna Rightmeier. She preceded him in death on September 3, 2017.
Ernie was a farmer during his early years. He was an accomplished welder, working on agriculture equipment and later making sculptures for area communities and parks. He was a member of of OCTA (Oregon-California Trail Association), Flint Hills Woodturners Association and enjoyed photography.
He is survived by seven daughters, Laurie (Bill) Henry of Westmoreland, Jackie (Mike) Blenn of Westmoreland, Bonnie Seehafer of Westmoreland, Cathy (Dave) Stauffer of Florida, Nicky (Nick) Newman of Westmoreland, Becky (Steve) Roggenkamp of Onaga and Daisy (Josh) Seward of Manhattan; one son, Ben (Cedar) White of Wamego; one sister, Wanda Harris of Manhattan; two brothers, Jerry White of Salina and Don (Patti) White of Norwich; fourteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; infant twin brothers, Floyd and Loyd White; an infant sister, Myrna White and his brother-in-law, Ned Harris.
A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Sedalia Community Church with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. The Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials have been established for the Rock Creek Valley Historical Society and Sedalia Community Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.