STUART, Fla. — Elizabeth S. White, 80, of Hutchinson Island, Stuart, Fla., died Oct. 12, at the Martin Memorial Medical Center.

She was born May 2, 1932, in Littleton, N.H., a daughter of Chester C. and Ruth S. (Holt) Kinsley. Mrs. White spent her younger years in New Hampshire, West Harwich on Cape Cod, Mass., and St. Petersburg, Fla. After living some years in New Jersey, she lived with her family on Cape Cod, in West Harwich and in Dennisport, both on Cape Cod.

In 1966, she moved to Florida, living in Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach and finally, since 2004, on Hutchinson Island near Stuart. She spent some years, during those latter times, caring for family at the Sawin family home on Sawin Hill in Albany Township and in Dennisport on Cape Cod.

Elizabeth had a lifelong interest in writing and art, especially of, and for, children. A gifted actress, she won the Massachusetts Junior Women’s Club award as the Commonwealth’s best supporting actress. And always she danced and she danced. Her love for the Lord and for the Bible and for her family guided her ways.

A 1950 graduate of Harwich High School, Elizabeth worked as a customer service representative for AT&T, wrote as the Harwich correspondent for the Cape Codder newspaper, worked as a secretary for the First Congregational Church in Harwich and for the Veterans Service in Harwich and for various other firms and organizations. She also conducted Bible classes at the Helen Wilkes Hotel in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prior to retirement, she was the telephone customer service supervisor for the Cushman Fruit Co. in West Palm Beach, Fla.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, David M. White of Stuart, Fla.; a son, Matthew W. White of Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter, Melissa A. Pruett of South Paris; a sister, Janet K. Johnson of Mashpee, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Heather H. Specht.

Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with her family on her tribute wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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