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Pauline Wisdom

December 22, 1916 — April 6, 2017

P auline H. Wisdom, 100, of Sabetha passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Sabetha Community Hospital.

She was born on December 22, 1916 to Robert and Fannie (Hock) Wempe in Seneca, Kansas. She attended school in Seneca and worked on the family farm and dairy business. She was married to Irvin Wisdom on November 26, 1935. They established a home near Bern. In this union were born 3 children: Vonda, Ronald, and Eldon. They moved to a rented farm south of Sabetha, where they lived until the house was destroyed by a fire in December 1949. They then purchased a farm north of Goff, where they lived for 30 years until retiring and moving to Sabetha.

Pauline spent all of her married life as a home maker. She enjoyed gardening and especially flowers of which she had many.  She was also a seamstress, knitter, crocheted, and hand quilted until the age of 90. Her quilts went to many states and 7 to Hawaii with always a waiting list. She quilted for over 80 years. Pauline was also a member of the United Brethren Church in Sabetha.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Irvin Wisdom on October 23, 1999; her daughter, Vonda McClain on December 20, 1994; a sister, Virginia Studer; and a grandson, Ricky McClain on December 18, 2012.

She is survived by her two sons, Ronald (Marie) Wisdom of Silver Lake, KS, and Eldon (Anita) Wisdom of Concordia, KS; and 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha.  Visitation will be Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha.  The interment will be made in the Sabetha Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sabetha Community Hospital, sent in care of the Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia Sabetha, Kansas  66534.


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