Pauline J. Wenger, 87, of rural Powhattan, died shortly after arrival at the Horton Community Hospital, Friday, May 11, 2012.
Pauline was born at Horton, May, 17, 1925, the only child born to the late Leslie and Ada Stephenson Wolfley and had lived in the Northeast Kansas area all of her life. Pauline graduated from Netawaka High School with the class of 1942. She worked as a waitress at a café in Horton prior to working as a seamstress at Horton Garment Factory.
Mrs. Wenger was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Granada until it closed. When her children were attending the Wetmore schools, she was an active supporter and would do whatever was needed to be helpful. Pauline enjoyed gardening and raising Siamese cats.
She married Alvin Wenger April 7, 1948, at Powhattan. They farmed and raised livestock southwest of Powhattan all of their married life. He survives of the home.
Also surviving are a daughter Nancy (Jon) Mitchell of Lenexa, KS; a son Ron Wenger of rural Powhattan; two granddaughters: Elizabeth (David) Oberle, Pamela Mitchell; and a great-granddaughter Audrey Overle.
Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Weldon Gullickson will officiate. Interment will follow at Powhattan Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Monday where the family will meet from 6 until 7:30 that evening.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pauline Wenger Memorial Fund which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.