Obituaries — 3/5/2015
Pauline Margaretta Richards Sanders, 92, of Montgomery, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 28, 2015 with the comfort of her family around her. She was born in Barnesville on May 20, 1922 but moved to Ironton as a small child where she lived until retirement. Following retirement, she moved to Cincinnati to be closer to family.
Pauline was the eighth of 11 children and was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Louella Richards; her husband of 47 years, William B. Sanders; infant daughter Susan; son, William Paul; and daughter Susan Claudia Hunt. Pauline is survived by her brother, Ramon “Cup” Richards of Bethany, Oklahoma; two sons, Jeff Sanders of Cincinnati and Keith Sanders and wife Donna of Cincinnati; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She attended Ironton City Schools and graduated high school in 1941. She met William B. Sanders at the age of 15 and they married a few years later on Aug. 16, 1941.
Pauline was a very active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ironton where she was president of the Catholic Women’s Club. She also had many hobbies including being a part of the Green Blades Garden Club where she had stated was the “best time of her life,” due to great fun and fellowship. Pauline also had a talent for art and painted numerous pieces over her lifetime.
She volunteered for many organizations and charities including the American Cancer Society, an organization that was dear to her heart. Pauline had many careers throughout her long life including working at Woolworth Drug Store, JC Penney, and Dr. Millison and Conkel Optometrists in Ironton. She was also involved in the Ironton City School’s health, vision and hearing screenings. Pauline was the director of the first senior citizen center and the first property manager of Sherman-Thompson Towers center in Ironton. After this she retired, but due to Pauline’s love to be among people, she continued to work part time until the age of 91. Pauline had a great love for the church, life and family.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial service will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father David Huffman and interment at Calvary Cemetery.
Clyde E. White, 81, passed away at his home on March 3, 2015. He was born on July 8, 1933 in Waterloo, to the late Labe and Virgie Belle (Miller) White. He was married to Jeanette Stevens who preceded him in death in 2005. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Celces White; and four sisters, Mary Coffman, Thelma Coffman, Ruby Burd and Bessie Brammer. He is survived by his children, Charles White, Debbie (Darrel) Kisner and Mark (Tammy) White, all of Marion, and Nancy (Bill) Abrams, of Columbus; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Buelah Lacy and Joann Turvey, both of Ironton, and Ruth Malone, of Kentucky. The Hughes-Allen Funeral Home has assisted his family with the arrangements.
Milton Polly, 60, of Vinton, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.
Christopher George Michael Elswick, 29, of Cleveland, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Cleveland. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.
James D. Oiler, 74, of Hurricane, West Virginia,, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Cornerstone Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Diana Oiler. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.
David Paul Hager, 50, of Ironton, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.