Pauline Ellen Patterson, 88, of Cassville, formerly of Wheaton, passed away Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. She was born, along with her twin brother, Paul, on Sept. 24, 1922, to Roy Lee and Martha (Bixler) Embrey, of rural Stark City.
She received her elementary education at Independence, a country school southwest of Fairview. Her freshman year, she transferred to Fairview High School, where she graduated in 1941. On Christmas Eve that same year, Pauline married her high school sweetheart, James Leslie Corn. In 1952, they purchased a home and moved their family of two children, Karen and Fred, to Wheaton. Leslie preceded her in death in June, 1966. Until November of last year, when she sold her home and moved to Cassville, she had resided all but six of the last 58 years in Wheaton. She worked as a cook for Wheaton School for several years.
On New Year's Day, 1970, she was united in marriage to Rev. Stanton W. "Pat" Patterson. She worked alongside "Brother Pat" in many Southern Baptist Churches throughout Barry County. He preceded her in death in August 2001. Also preceding her in death were her son, Fred Corn in 2007; her parents; one sister, Lorene Lahman; and five brothers, Paul, Minferd, Alferd, Herman and Clarence Embrey.
She was a member of Wheaton Southern Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her daughter, Karen Holder and her husband, Joe, of Cassville; a sister, Mildred Stanley, of Monett; and a daughter-in-law, Karen Corn, of Monett; a step-daughter, Sherry Boyce, of Marshfield; a stepson, Rick Patterson, of Granby; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and 14 step-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Pastor Paul Wahlert will conduct the services. Burial will be at Dice Cemetery, Fairview.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton.
Contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus or Wheaton Southern Baptist Church in her memory.
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