Belva White, 99

Belva Etta (Sefton) White, 99, of Greensburg, Indiana passed away on March 11th, 2024. She was born June 4, 1924 in Logan, Indiana the daughter of Grover and Lillie M. (Nixon) Anderson Sefton. Belva was a 1942 graduate of Bright High School and attended Indiana University on scholarship. She married Donald Floyd White on January 8, 1944 and together they had one daughter, June.

Belva worked in a Penicillin Lab in Greendale for a couple years, before taking on the duty of milking 45 cows by hand, mowing hay, and plowing. She spent years collecting furnishings and things that belonged to her ancestors. Belva enjoyed church hymns as well as “On Top of Old Smoky” which was one of her favorite songs. She loved collecting rocks and showing them to everyone.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, June A. Allen and loving grandchildren, Michelle L. (husband, Jason) Russell and Bradley J. Allen; great grandchildren, Sebastian Russell and Oliver Russell; also sisters, Betty Vaughn and Carolyn (husband, Bobby Joe) Ley Ritchey; sister in law, Nancy Sefton and several nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 58 years, Donald Floyd White; brothers, Walter “Bud” Anderson, Grover “Junior” Sefton, Allen Sefton, John Sefton and Melvin Sefton; sisters, Mildred Balser, Mary “Juanita” Jackson, and Alma Sefton.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Greensburg United Methodist Church on Friday, March 15, 2024 from 11:00 am until the time of the Funeral at 1:00 pm. Rev. Chris Stephens will be officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Greensburg United Methodist Church or to Our Hospice of Decatur County.  Online condolences can be made to the family at

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