Rachel Diane White

March 27, 1947 - February 22, 2015

03/27/1947 - 02/22/2015

Rachel D. White, 67, of Moundsville, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 27, 1947, a daughter of the late Raymond and Claire Penick White. She was a 1965 graduate of Moundsville High School. She received an AB degree in education from Marshall University; and then received an MA degree in English Education from West Virginia University. She also attended classes at Marshall University, Georgetown University and College of Graduate Studies. She was a Glen Dale Elementary teacher from ’69-70; and a John Marshall High School teacher from ’70-06, where she sat as the English Department Chair from ’76-06. After retirement, she taught at WVNCC in the College 101 High School Transition program until 2008. She was also a member and past elder at Moundsville First Christian Church and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.
She is survived by two cousins; Janet Holliday and Ann Marie Thomas both of Moundsville; second cousins, Dr. Matthew Thomas of Miami Fla., and Melissa Ann Peters of Bel Air, Md.; close friends, Pamela Stewart of New Martinsville, Barb Forgash of Wellington, Fla., Debra Takach of Glen Dale and Brenda Schafer of Wheeling; and many close neighbors.
Graveside services and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.
Arrangements are by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave. Moundsville. Online condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com

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RuthAnn Ferris
8 years ago

Emily and I are so saddened by the loss of Rachael. Never in need of public honors, she touched countless lives including ours. I agree with Joe that the world is indeed a lesser place.

Betty Duffy
8 years ago

How right you are Pam! Rachel will be missed … and long remembered for her kind, helpful ways. I went through Brownies, Gir Scouts, High School and four years at Marshall … and I never heard her raise her voice … I still remember walking to the Christain church on Fifth Street in Hungtington on those cold, snowy Sunday mornings! Her students were blessed to have such a resourceful teacher in their lives. Rest in peace, Good and Faithful servant!

Joe Myers
8 years ago

I had the good fortune to have Miss White as my fourth grade teacher when she first started her career at Glen Dale Elementary. She was a natural. Very bright, patient, caring … and fun. Best teacher I ever had.

The world is a lesser place today.

Brandon M. Smith
8 years ago

I was lucky enough to take two of Ms. Rachel White’s courses while in high school freshman advanced composition and senior Advanced Placement English language. When I think back to my high school years, she stands out among the best teachers I was privileged enough to have. Her intellect, her professionalism, her humor, and her love of the English language and of literature made me the writer and reader that I am today. I wrote to her a few years ago to tell her how much she benefited me, and now, several years later, it is hard to believe she is gone. I’d like to humbly speak for the John Marshall High School Class of 2006 when I say that Ms. Rachel White was a truly gifted person who will be greatly missed.

Kara Schultz Gray
8 years ago

I was privileged to have Ms. White for honors English at JMHS. She was a great teacher and always had a unique way of relating the subject matter to popular culture, which made it fun to learn from her. I’ll never forget having her for class — she was a wonderful woman and an excellent teacher. My condolences to family and friends.

Sara Jo
8 years ago

My prayers are with family and friends of Rachael

Patricia Fulton
8 years ago

Rachel you will be missed.

Mary glover - ringer
8 years ago

sending prayers to the family she was one my teacher at john Marshall prayers are send to u all