Pauline was born on March 10, 1926, in Grover, PA, one of five children of the late Floyd A. and Loretta A. (Elliott) Wilston. She graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1944. On September 1, 1945, Pauline married Donald V. Cole in Canton.
She was employed as a secretary/clerk for H. Rockwell & Son in Canton until retiring in 1986. In earlier years, she worked at Canton’s Ross Nursing Home and the former Nordon Bombsite Plant in Elmira, NY. Pauline was a member of the East Canton United Methodist Church and later enjoyed attending the Fassett Baptist Church.
Family and home were most important in Pauline’s life. She also enjoyed times spent traveling and camping. She and Don made several weekly vacations to Canada, spent many winters in Florida and visited the West Coast of the United States and Alaska. She especially loved to read and visit with friends.
Surviving is her devoted husband of 70 years, Don; daughter, Claudia (Dave) Dixon, Elmira, three grandchildren; Kelley (Mark) Cullen of Cheney, WA, Heather Lloyd of Horseheads and Joseph (Emily) Dixon of Horseheads; great grandchildren; Claireese Dixon, Ashlee Storm, and Kady and Cole Cullen.
She was predeceased by sons; Gordon Cole in 1986 and Gary Cole in 1997; grandson, Craig Lloyd in 1995 and siblings; Doris Williams, Donald E., Jack L. and Stanley L. Wilston.
Funeral was held Saturday, March 26, at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Duane Taylor and Rev. Jasper Smith officiating the funeral service.
Burial was in Grover Cemetery at a later date.
Those who wish may consider a memorial to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central PA, 2040 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to a charity of one’s choice. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com