By the Grace of God, Pauline Stephens passed away at home, December 6, 2022, at the age of 95.
Born September 28, 1927, in Pekin, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Theo and Martha Jane (Muncy) Deaton.
Bill Stephens and Pauline were married in Paris, Tennessee, on May 31, 1947.
She had the privilege of working with O. P. and Norman Link, as their bookkeeper, at Link Handle Company. During this time, she became co-owner with her husband of Stephens Shell Station on South Main Street in August 1959. After 10 years they bought the Gamble Hardware franchise on the Public Square which they owned for 20 years. Pauline retired from O.P. Link Handle Company in 1975. They formed a partnership and purchased Hilltop Plaza which they owned for 40 years.
Pauline enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, cooking, and canning. Bill passed away on August 29, 2011, and she began playing dominos with a small group of friends from First Baptist Church. They would play every Wednesday afternoon. They continued to play when some of the members became residents of the Salem Crossing until 2019.
Survivors include: 2 daughters Rita (Duane) Roach and Linda Walls of Salem; Daughter-in-law Jo Dee Stephens of Salem. 8 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her only son Johnny, son-in-law Steve Walls, 1 great grandson, 4 sisters, and 5 brothers.
Funeral service: 12:00 Noon Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home, followed by interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation: 10:00 am to Noon on Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions to:
First Baptist Church of Salem
200 East Walnut Street
Salem, Indiana 47167
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