Pauline G. Stephenson, 93, formerly of Grove, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Neodesha Care and Rehab in Neodesha, Kansas.

Born on Dec. 17, 1923 to Paul Gaudet, Jr and Laura Madere in Reserve, Louisiana, Pauline married Leland Stephenson on Feb. 3, 1944.

The couple moved to Independence, Kansas where they raised two sons. In 1973, they moved to Grove, where they later divorced. Leland passed away in 2004.

Pauline was a secretary for many years along with being a mother. While in Grove, she was a member of the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Altar Guild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Thomas, Vernon and John Ellis and her son, Greg.

Survivors include Michael Stephenson, Grove; her brother and sister, Louis Gaudet and Joanne (Gaudet) Catoire, both of Louisiana; daughter-in-law, Linda Stephenson, grandson, Shawn, and great-grandson, Ayden, all of North Carolina; granddaughter Jennifer Marler and significant other Sam Tomlinson, and great-grandchildren Kylee, Ashton, Jaxton Marler and Madison and Emily Tomlinson all of Neodesha, Kansas.

A private family service will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Building Fund and mailed directly the church at 555 East Third Street, Grove, OK 74344.

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