Caden Michael White

A Celebration of the Life of Caden Michael White, 5, son of Darin and Shannon Wentz White, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Prairie Center Cemetery, southeast of Eudora.Caden died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 8, 2003, in Lawrence. He was currently a kindergartener at Deerfield School in Mrs. Smith’s class.Caden was a former student at the Giving Tree Preschool at First Christian Church in Lawrence. He loved God, life, people, laughing and fishing. His organized activities included soccer in the KVSA League and swimming through the Lawrence Parks and Recreation program.Survivors include his parents and a sister, Noel, all of the home; his maternal grandparents, Hugh and Mary Ellen Wentz, Lawrence; paternal grandparents, Ed and Peggy White, Lawrence; and paternal great-grandmothers, Eleanor T. White and Helen G. Johnston, both of Lawrence.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.The family suggests memorials to the Children’s Mercy Hospital Oncology Department or to B.A.L.M., the Beauty, Art & Life Movement in Lawrence, for the arts and sustainability, sent in care of the mortuary. Memories for Caden’s scrapbook may be shared at or at the memory table. Online condolences may be sent to, subject: Caden White.