Elizabeth Anne “Libby” White Edwards, 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2023.
She was born on February 13, 1942, in New Castle, Indiana to Robert E. “Bob” White and Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” McGuff White.
Libby was a lifelong resident of New Castle and also enjoyed many summers at Lake Wawasee in northern Indiana. She was a parishioner at St. Anne’s Catholic Church where she attended St. Anne’s Parish School. She graduated in 1960 from New Castle Chrysler High School and went on to earn a degree as a Radiology Technician from Ball State University. Later in life, she worked as a program coordinator for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
Libby was an active member of her community in many civic and social organizations: Agenda Literary Club, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, P.E.O. Sisterhood, State Assembly Women’s Club, College Club, Henry County Community Foundation, Indiana University East Danielson Center, Henry County Youth Center, Henry County Literacy Coalition, Adult Basic Education Program for New Castle Community School Corporation, New Castle Area Vocational School, Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, 10th Pan American Games, and the New Castle Memorial Day Parade Committee.
Libby is preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Betty White; her sisters, Mary Josephine Sutherland and Jane Vern Bennett; and her brother, Robert E. “Bob” White II. She is survived by her two daughters, Mari Anna Miller Shepherd (Christopher) of Indianapolis and Niccole Edwards de Campos (Sergio) of Washington, D.C. Libby is also survived by her grandchildren, Emma Elizabeth Johnson, Mateo Niccolás Campos, Andrés Patrick Campos, Hayes Christopher Shepherd, and Aleta Elizabeth Shepherd.
A private burial and funeral mass will be held for the immediate family.
Libby’s family invites friends to join them for a reception on Wednesday, March 15th between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Twin Lions, 1327 Broad Street, New Castle, IN.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sproles Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Elizabeth A. Edwards Named Fund at Henry County Community Foundation, Post Office Box 6006, New Castle, IN 47362 or to St. Anne’s Catholic Church, in memory of Elizabeth A. Edwards, at 102 North 19th Street, New Castle, IN 47362.
You may offer the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com.