Born 8-14-1920 -- Died 8-20-2005
Pauline McGhee Patton, 85, of Thayer was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Ripley Okla., and died Aug. 20, 2005, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Mo.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Steen, and husband, Howard, of Thayer; one son, Jerry Patton, and wife, Ruby, of Cushing, Okla.; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, T.K. and Miranda Corley-McGhee; her husband, Ted Patton; a daughter, Shirley Russell; a grandson, David Patton; three brothers; and two sisters.
Pauline grew up in Ripley, Okla., where she graduated from high school. She married Ted on Feb. 5, 1938, in Cushing. He preceded her in death in 1992.
Pauline worked as a licensed practical nurse in surgery and retired from Dixie Medical Center in St. George, Utah, before moving to Thayer in 1982. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Thayer. Due to complications from Alzheimer's, she resided with her daughter, Patricia Steen, and husband, Howard, for the last four years.
Graveside services were held Aug. 23 at the Thayer Cemetery with Bro. Scott Hunnicutt officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Mammoth Spring.