Pauline McCutchan July 19, 1918 – May 29, 2010

  Pauline McCutchan, daughter of Willard R. and Maud E. (Rusk) Willey, was born July 19, 1918 in Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Pauline received her education in Mount Ayr. She gave her life to Christ at an early age. Following her graduation from Mount Ayr high school, Pauline worked for Art and Bertha Holland at the Mount Ayr Hotel. In December 1939 Pauline married Frank Deemer. She was a mother of three children, Franklin Dean, William Evan and Beverly Ann. 

Pauline was a faithful farm wife and she had a big garden; helping with the chores, working in the field, as well as being a mother and homemaker. Pauline would also become a Tupperware dealer in 1972. She was very successful at this for several years. She also worked at the Shamrock Caf??. Pauline would later move to Creston, Iowa and in 1988 she married Boyce M. McCutchan, a railroad engineer. She often spoke of the few years they had together as the happiest years of her life as Boyce passed away in 1992. Pauline passed away on May 29, 2010 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Pauline leaves to honor her memory a son, Franklin Dean Deemer of Marion, Iowa and a daughter, Beverly Gillispie of Reo, Missouri; four grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerold (Jean) Willey of Mount Ayr, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews including Kim Weehler of Mount Ayr whom maintained a special relationship with her.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a son, William Evan; twin grandchildren, Tina Ann and Tracy Lee Gillispie, and her siblings, Clair and wife Lucille Willey, Maxine Kimball, Lola Hailey, Elma Moore and Iona Willey as a young teenager.

Pauline always felt that friends were a gift from God; that you had to be a friend to have friends. She had some very special friends who were very dear to her heart. 

Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements.

Private graveside services were held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, with Rev. Chris Conklin officiating.


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