Pauline C. McWhorter passed away on November 22, 2021 after a long illness. She was born in Hancock, Michigan on March 23, 1928, and was 93 years old. She and her husband, Bob, met and married in San Jose, California in 1960.
Bob’s first job was with General Electric’s Atomic Power Equipment Department. They then moved to Washington D.C., Montclair, NJ, Croton-on-Hudson, NY and finally, Akron, OH, in 1977. Pauline did a brilliant job as executive wife, hosting numerous meetings and parties. Pauline loved music and played piano, benefiting from music lessons by Leroy Brandt, a well-known musicologist from San Jose, CA. She loved the children – a great Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma. She also was a major fan of Christmas – her favorite saying, “There should be a little Christmas in every room of the house.”
Pauline also gave outstanding service as a volunteer for Redeemer Lutheran Church, for over twenty years, serving in the Choir, as Chairperson of the Worship Committee, and co-Chairperson of the Christmas Baskets Committee which prepared and distributed food baskets to needy persons. Pauline was also a member of the Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior in Green Valley, AZ, singing in the choir as well.
Pauline is survived by her husband, Bob; son, John McWhorter (Missy); daughter, Laura Clare Knight; two grandchildren, Kurt Henderson (Evelyn) and Joshua Forquer; two great-grandchildren, Violet and Julius Henderson; brother, Roderick Repke; and a half-brother, David Repke (Linda).
A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26th at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel. Light refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2141 5th Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. The service will be live streamed via FACEBOOK LIVE on the Billow Funeral Homes Facebook page, www.facebook.com/billowfuneralhomes.
Services entrusted to the Billow Fairlawn Chapel, 85 N Miller Road Akron, OH 44333.
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