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Jean Pauley

August 6, 2019

Jean Pauley 88, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Newton Medical Center.  She was born July 30, 1931 in Gypsum, Kansas to Thomas and Helen (Greenwood) Lauxman.


On April 8, 1951 she married Donald L. Pauley at Carlton, Kansas and he survives of the home.


Jean was a longtime active member of the Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton.  Jean was a fixture in the Trinity Heights church kitchen where she worked behind the scene and oversaw countless lunch, dinner and food preparation for most church events and funerals through the years.



She is survived by her husband Donald of the home; Sons: Michael Pauley and Mark and his wife Jo Pauley; daughters Joyce and her husband Jerry Roth and Nancy Koehn. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren


Jean is preceded in death by her parents; sisters Bernice Delany and Doris Conley; she is also preceded in death by her daughter in law Lea Pauley and son in law Stan Koehn


A memorial celebration of Jean’s life will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton with The Reverend Donna Voteau presiding.

A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.


Memorials in Jean’s memory may be left with the Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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