Rose Rita White, 90, Rockton, Illinois, died peacefully in her sleep at 10:55 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 after an extended illness. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born January 6, 1920, in Beloit, Wisconsin, the first daughter and fourth of six children born to Michele and Sara (Nastasi) Farina. Married Robert Alton White in the Old Stone United Church of Christ in Rockton, Illinois on June 28, 1941. He preceded her in death in 2006. Rose retired in 1985 from Warner Electric Brake and Clutch Company. She and Bob traveled to many places, including Florida for several years before her dementia made it impossible for them to travel any longer. She was an avid golfer in her retirement and was a member of leagues at Macktown and Atwood Golf Courses. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Rose was a wonderful, warm and gentle person whom we all loved dearly. She will be missed by all of us. The family wishes to thank Rose’s extended family, caregiver and friend, Bea Streeter and her family, including Wendy, Rhonda, Billie Jo, Anthony, Zack and Zoe. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include three children, Sally (Tom) Moore and Joanna Strawser, all of Rockford, Illinois and Dr. Robert (Gail) White, Peoria, Illinois; grandchildren Fred (Kim) Hasse, Sarah (Michael) Graves, Amanda (Shane) York, Emily (Rob) Seagren, Molly (John) Lyman, Laura White and Kevin White; great grandchildren Eric and Drew Hasse, Taylor and Brooke Graves, Tyler and Carter York, Josh Seagren and Reagan Rose Lyman; brother Gaspar Farina, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Sam Gann, son-in-law Fred Hasse, brothers Jack and Albert and sisters Josephine and Vita. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral Ceremonies will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 10, 2010 in McCorkle Funeral Home, 767 N Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, Illinois with Reverend Dan Herman, pastor of Old Stone United Church of Christ, Rockton, Illinois officiating. Burial will be in Floral Lawn Cemetery, South Beloit, Illinois. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Friday. \r\r\n\r\r\n A memorial will be established.