Pauline E. Waldron, 94, of Lafayette, IN, died Aug. 19, 2005, at 3:08 p.m. at St. Anthony Health Care in Lafayette, IN.
She was born Jan. 22, 1911, in Greencastle, IN, the daughter of Alex and Sarah Ellen Sears. She married Glen Waldron on Aug. 14, 1928, in Greencastle, who preceded her in death Jan. 3, 1983. She had resided in Lafayette area for 46 years.
She graduated from Greencastle High School. She was also a resident of Saline City, IN, for 13 years. She worked for various local businesses including Eisner's Bakery, Kyger Bakery, Cary Home For Children, Big Pine Egg Farm and the Pythian Home, where they also resided on the Pythian Home Farm for thirteen years. She also wrote for the Clay City Newspaper and the Benton Review Newspaper. She was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church and the Saline City United Methodist Church where she founded the Otterbein Caring and Sharing Granny Band For Widows. She was a member of TOPS Club of Otterbein, volunteer at the Otterbein Care Center, member of the Otterbein United Methodist Women, member and officer of the Saline City Home Ec. Club, member of the Clay County Home Ec. Club, member of the West Boliver Extension Club and a volunteer for the Saline City Labor Day Picnic. She also raised several foster children. She enjoyed attending horse shows and was also an avid fan of Purdue Basketball and the Indianapolis Pacers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers Russell and Raymond Sears, two sisters, Helen Davis and Gladys Spiker, two brothers-in law and two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Walters of West Lafayette, IN; two granddaughters, Tracie (Kevin) Shoults, West Layayett, IN and Tammy (James) Crozier of Otterbein, IN; two great-grandsons Tyler Shoults and Clayton Crozier and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Shoemaker Funeral Home Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at 10 a.m. Rev. David J. Smitley of the Otterbein United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will take place Aug. 23, 2005, in the Fairview Cemetery located at Bowling Green, IN. Visitation will be Monday August 22, 2005, at 5-8 p.m. at Shoemaker Funeral Home in Otterbein.
Should friends so desire, contributions may be made to St. Anthony Health Care Activity Dept. or St. Elizabeth Hospice.