Sheila May Anderson White, 69, Georgetown died Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at her home.
A native of Columbus, born Feb. 4, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Rex T. and Nellie Pearl Cox McCalip.
She was a caregiver and QMA at Muscatatuck State Developmental Center (MSDC) and also worked at the WNVI radio station in North Vernon. She was a former member of the Jennings County Coordinating Council and received the Jane Award in 1978, and was an active participant in starting Jennings Villa Children’s Home and was involved in the Foster Parenting Program. She volunteered with the Vacation Bible School program at MSDC and was involved with Bible Baptist Church in North Vernon. She headed the Victory Singers for many years, worked in the jail ministries program with Hanly Cartwright and ran ‘His Witness’ on radio station WOCH, and was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Georgetown.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a husband, David T. Anderson II, and three brothers, James T. and Bill Turpin, and Sheldon Ray McCalip, who was her twin.
Survivors included her husband, Robert S. White II of Bolivar, Ohio; six sons, David T. Anderson III of Vancouver, Wash., Rex T., Ralph V., Timothy M. and Bruce E. Anderson, all of North Vernon, and Mark A. Anderson of Columbus; three daughters, Ruth Ann Nickell of Escondido, Calif., Barbara J. Furey of Georgetown, and Margaret E. (Peggy) Bishop of North Vernon; three sisters, Margo Hughey of Columbus, Leanna Aly of Orlando, Fla., and Linda Reading of Wheeling, Ill; 30 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m. at the home of her son, Timothy Anderson. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon is handling the arrangements.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Jennings Villa Children’s Home and the Nellie May McCalip Learning Center, First Baptist Church of Fairfield, Columbus. Memorials may be made through the funeral home.