Pauline Thelma Bridges, daughter of Frank and Beulah Bridges, was born on March 22, 1927 in Cabool, Missouri, and departed this life on August 11, 2011 at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri, at the age of 84.
Pauline attended Cabool Schools with the class of 1945, and on May 25, 1945 she married Cecil White, the love of her life. Two sons, Danny Wayne and Robert Kirk, were born of this union. They raised their family south of Cabool in a home they built on Bluebird Road. After moving to Mtn. Grove, Missouri, Pauline and Cecil attended Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church as long as their health permitted.
Pauline loved the Lord with all her heart and had a great faith that endured to the end of her days. She spent countless hours writing cards and handwritten notes of love and encouragement to those she called her “dear ones.” Pauline was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all. She will be greatly missed.
Pauline was preceded in passing by her parents, Frank and Beulah Bridges; her husband, Cecil, in 2005; her brother, Paul; and a sister, Nadine.
She is survived by her sons, Danny White and wife Carolyn of Springfield, Missouri, and Bob White and wife Linda of Springfield; grandchildren Dana Wolf and husband Todd of Camden Point, Missouri, Brian White and wife Christy of Springfield, Kris White of Republic, Missouri, and Casey White of Ames, Iowa; great-grandchildren Tanner, Tristan and Victoria Wolf and Ashlyn, Hunter, Makenzie and Emily White; a sister, Ruth Wheeler; a brother-in-law, Jack White and wife Joan; a sister-in-law, Esther Bridges; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Services were at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2011, at Cabool Christian Church with Glen Murray and Ronnie Turner officiating. Pallbearers were Brian White, Casey White, Kris White, Todd Wolf, Kirk Rust and Kent Rust. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.