Paula R. White

September 29, 1970 ‒ August 15, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Paula R. White, age 49, of Mount Vernon passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Knox Community Hospital.

She was born on September 29, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio to James and Judy (Neal) Hilton.  She was a 1988 graduate of Centerburg High School.  Paula succumbed to a brave 5 year battle with breast cancer.  She will be remembered as a person who was always willing to lend a hand.  She was someone you could go to for advice, help, or even just a good laugh.  She fought a hard and courageous battle with cancer and most did not know about it.  She was always trying to protect her family and never wanted to see any of them hurting.  Her greatest joys in life were her family – especially her time as “Mamaw” to her “Kaylee Girl”.

Paula is survived by her husband, of over 28 years, John White; her daughter Merissa (Jordan) Mullins; her son Trevin (Hope Powers) White; her granddaughter Kaylee Mullins; her mother Judy Hilton; her brothers, David Hilton, Travis (Sara) Hilton; and her sister Molly (Donald) Lanigan.

Paula was preceded in death by her father James H. Hilton.

Friends may call on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 5-7PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.  A service will be held on Thursday, at the funeral home, beginning at 11AM with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating.  Burial will follow at East View Cemetery in Centerburg.

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  • I believe that a true friend is one you can go extended periods without seeing or talking to, yet the moment that you are back in touch, it’s like no time has passed at all.
    This explains our friendship!
    Rest In Heaven my sweet friend !
    I will miss you so much!
    Love you!!

  • Judy and Family
    My heart goes out to you because I can’t believe this has happened. I loved Paula like my own Daughter. I send healing prayers to all of your family❤️

  • My deepest condolences to all of you. Paula was a beautiful person inside and out. She was also a warrior in her fight to beat cancer. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  • my deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of such a beautiful soul … may her goodness live on thru you all in everything you do in her honor …

  • Molly
    I am so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing 😢
    May you find some peace in knowing she is no longer in pain . RIP Paula

  • Molly and Paula’s Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Paula was one of the bravest people I know. With everything she went thru she still had that smile on her face and kept pushing forward. She never stopped fighting. She loved her family so much and was such a great person to work with. I will be praying for all of you, as i have been for awhile now. It is never easy to lose a loved one but she will live on thru her family. God bless you and know that she is at peace. Let me know if I can help in anyway.

  • Johnny, Merissa, Jordan and Kaylee, Trevin:
    My heart aches with yours. I always thought the world of Paula – she was a sweetheart. Sending you lots of hugs, prayers and love. May God comfort all of you. Hold tight to your memories.
    Cheryl White

  • Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Paula was the best sis in law in the world. She made everything better. All the fun times we had together I will cherish and hold dear. She will be greatly missed. I Love you guys.

  • I am sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

  • So sorry for your loss of your loved one, Paula. Al and I are praying for comfort and peace during the coming days. We know what it is like losing loved ones. If you need anything, we are just a phone call away.

    Al and Pauline Smith

  • My deepest sympathy for the Hilton/White family. Paula was so amazing, beautiful, funny and kind. I am so blessed to have known her. My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time. ❤️

  • Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of Paula’s family it is so very sad she was such a beautiful lady and loved her family with all her heart .will always remember all the good times we had .such a beautiful angel .she will sadly be miised.Rip in my beautiful friend you will never be forgotten .The Carters sheree Rusty and Trey

  • Molly and Family,
    I am so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. I loved how sweet and funny Paula was back in our school days. Her laugh was contagious. The look she would give with her beautiful blue eyes was all she had to do to let you know exactly what she was thinking without a word spoken. God bless you all as you go through this very difficult time.

  • John,Trevin, Merissa and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Paula! She was full of laughs and beauty beyond words. We had so much fun when Jacob and Trevin played baseball. She will be deeply missed and I am so sorry for your loss!

  • We are sorry to hear about Paula. She was a good neighbor. Just wanted to let you know we are praying for you. Ed and Kayla Clawson.

  • We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Paula. This was shocking news to us. Paula was also a pleasant friendly person. I always enjoyed visiting with her while watching our boys play ball together.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
    Sending hugs.
    From: The Robbins family
    Joe, Jackie and Jared

  • John and family we are so sorry for your loss. Paula was a beautiful woman inside and out. All that knew her will miss her. So sorry that we didn’t see posting in time to come and give our condolences in person. Thoughts and prayers to you and all the Hilton family.