Created on Saturday, 10 August 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Pauline R. Stephens-Hall, 96, of Bellefontaine, went to meet her precious Lord on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. She had been waiting and praying for this reunion.
She was born on Sept. 8, 1916, in Marion, to the late Osborne and Rebecca Staley.
On May 18, 1941, she married Dale E. Stephens and he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1985.
She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Dalene Barnett.
Surviving is her son, David (Sandra) Stephens; five grandchildren, Scott Stephens, Kimberly Yoder, Diana Jones, Daniel (Christy) Barnett and Michelle (Pete) Blosser; seven great-grandchildren, Kayla Stephens, Maegan Jones, Justin Jones, Kelsey Barnett, Lauren Barnett, Tucker Barnett and Olivia Blosser; and one great-great grandchild, Braylon Jones.
Pauline was a graduate of the Cleveland Bible College, now Malone University, and attended Huntington College in Huntington, Ind. An ordained elder of the United Brethren in Christ Church, she was one of the early trail blazers of women pastors.
She served as a pastor for 31 years and as an associate pastor for five years. She retired in 1979, but was active in various ministry roles for many more years. She and Dale enjoyed serving together for many years.
The Revs. Kenneth Graham and Roger Overmyer will officiate at noon funeral service Monday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, where calling is one hour prior to the service. Burial is in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Wayne at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Camp Cotubic, 2158 County Road 25, Bellefontaine OH 43311, a place she loved and supported.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.