Pauline S. "Holly" Dugan, 88, of Brazil, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at her residence.
Born Oct. 3, 1915, in Vinton, Iowa, she was the daughter of Roy and Ruby Bode Simmons. Following graduation from Burlington High School she attended nursing school, earning her R.N. degree from Burlington Hospital School of Nursing in 1932. She moved to Brazil in the late 1940s with her husband, Robert Eaton, who preceded her in death in 1950.
She married John J. Dugan on Feb. 14, 1952, in Harmony. They were married for nearly 51 years until his death Dec. 31, 2003.
She was employed as a nurse at Clay County Hospital for over 15 years as the director of nursing. During her long career in nursing she also worked in Burlington, Iowa and Los Angeles, Calif.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Brazil, Tri Kappa and the Clay County R.N. Club.
She will long be remembered by her family and friends for her generosity and kindness to all. She was always willing to offer advice and support to anyone who came to her for help. She welcomed all the friends of her children and grandchildren to her home, and was adored for her warmth and humor.
Her parents; a daughter, Jana Oehler; a sister, Margaret S. Ivy; nephews, Jim and Jack Duncan; and her husband preceded her in death.
She is survived by three sons, John J. Dugan Jr. and wife Bonnie of Louisville, Ky., Timothy Dugan of Indianapolis, and Robert Eaton of Brazil; one daughter, Paula Eaton of Indianapolis; one brother-in-law Bill Dugan of Indianapolis; and two sisters-in-law Anna Catherine Littlejohn of Indianapolis and Sister Amata of Saint Mary of the Woods in Terre Haute; eight grandchildren, Holly Oehler, Fritz Oehler and his wife Michelle, Anne Oehler Jones and husband Dion, Edward Eaton, Matthew Eaton, Caitlin Dugan, Elizabeth Eaton and Lyannah Eaton; and five great-grandchildren, Olivia and Kelsey Oehler, Cullen and Liam Jones and Jack Oehler.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gary Scroggins officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the First Presbyterian Church or VistaCare Hospice Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Visit www.moorefuneralhome.us for more information or to send a card of condolence.