Pauline Diana Wood, 87, of Hiawatha, KS, formerly of Fairview, KS, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Hiawatha Community Hospital.
Pauline was born April 27, 1926, in Capioma in Nemaha County, KS, one of 10 children of Jess G. and Bessie Yount Wood. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Fairview in 1936 where she graduated high school in 1946. The Wood family played an important part in the town of Fairview.
She moved to Kansas City, MO, where she had nurse’s aid training and worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 19 years. In 1969, she moved to St. Paul, MN to help take care of her sister, Clara. She later worked as a nursing assistant at St. Paul Ramsey Hospital, retiring on April 27, 1988. She later worked at Model Cities Child Day Care for a few years before moving to Hiawatha in 1990. A short time later, she returned to Fairview, where she worked part-time at the Cozy Café. She moved to Maple Grove Apartments in 2005.
Pauline was a member of the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and attended the Kingdom Hall in Falls City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Emerson Bell, Norman Wood, Ralph Wood, Jess S. Wood, James Wood, Samuel Wood; sisters Minnie Bell, Clara Washington and Ruby Bronson.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Memorial services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Larry Chesnut will officiate. Private inurnment will be at Hiawatha Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Pauline Wood Memorial Fund which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St., 66434.
A special message may be sent to the family at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com