Mary Lou Pauley


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Posted Online: Dec. 03, 2012, 5:19 pm
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Mary Lou Pauley, 85, of Milan, died on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her home.
A memorial visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, followed by a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Milan, where she was a longtime member.
Mary Lou Callahan was born on March 5, 1927, in Elk Point, S.D., a daughter of William and Louise Treadeau Callahan. Mary met and married the love of her life, George H. Pauley on Aug. 9, 1947, and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
After graduation from high school, Mary moved to Chicago and worked as a teletype operator during the war. She also worked at Comfort Harbor Nursing Home in Milan as activity director.
Mary was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Rock Island V.F.W. She enjoyed her family, gardening, crossword puzzles and cooking.
Surviving are her husband, George, Milan; three children, her daughter, Sharon and son-in-law, Terry Lohnes, Pekin, Ill., a son, Larry Pauley and daughter-in-law, Joyce, Mesa, Ariz., and a son, Steven Pauley and daughter-in-law, Kathy, Milan. Mary also had nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.















 




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