Born Nov. 11, 1947, in Clay County, she was the daughter of William Gale and Norma Jones Atkinson.
She attended Annunciation Catholic School and was a graduate of Brazil High School.
On June 2, 1967, she married Peter Michael Paullus. She was a loving wife and mother.
She attended Annunciation Catholic Church and was past president of Eagles 274 Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her father William Atkinson; stepfather Clarence Morlan; grandmother Helen Williams and uncles Neal Jones and J. Don Jones.
She is survived by her mother Norma Morlan; husband Pete Paullus; son Christopher Douglas Paullus and wife Lori; daughter Vanessa Paullus; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sister Tyra Handlin, Fontanet, and nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Brazil with Father Dominic Chukwudi officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home.
A Rosary service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Annunciation Catholic Church, 19 N. Alabama St., Brazil.
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