Pauline Jane Rymer, 77, of Alum Creek passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, from lung cancer. She was a faithful and loyal member of the Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church since 1972, where she served as youth director, Sunday school teacher, and secretary.
She retired from the Lincoln County Board of Education in 1993. She began teaching in a one-room school in 1957, and taught every grade during her 36-year teaching career before retiring as the principal of Midway Elementary School. She was voted as Citizen of the Century by the Alum Creek Centennial Committee in 2010. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 58 years, William Ray Rymer, infant son James, and daughter, Tiffany Sloan, formerly known as Bill Rymer.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna (Eric) Saul and Cindie Beach and partner, John Flowers; grandson, Josh Saul and partner Jennifer Hughes, Jake (Jennifer) Saul, Zachary, Austin and Jesse Beach; brothers, Bill (Emily) Cornette, Jesse (Nell) Cornette, Arthur Cornette, Fred Jowett, Jr.; sisters Lucille Ross, Lorine Gore, and Shirley Woods; brother-in-law, Jimmy (Anna Gae) Rymer,; sister-in-law, Betty McComas, and many nieces, nephews and family members.
Visitation with the family will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 pm Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church, 4002 Childress Road, Alum Creek. Service will follow at 2:00 pm with Pastor Keith George officiating. The eulogy will be delivered by former student, Lisa Graley with other former students and teachers participating: Robert Moore, Brenda Pistore, Dreama Pauley, and Dinah McCallister. Interment will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to dear friend and neighbor, Marietta Lovejoy; loving niece, Nancy (Larry) Pauley, loving sister-in-law, Anna Gae Rymer, brother-in-law, Jimmy Rymer, HospiceCare of Charleston, and her many caring and compassionate neighbors, friends, and church family.
Pauline will be remembered for her loving spirit; her kind, compassionate, and accepting nature; her laughter and warm, welcoming smile. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 506, Alum Creek, WV 25003 or HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25312-2536. Arrangements are in care of Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, WV.