Betty Jean Kinder Pauley, 85, of Alum Creek the last remaining of ten children from the family of Dora and Wilmer Kinder of Alum Creek, died Monday, September 30 from complications from surgery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Howard, Hershel, Joe, Clifford, Carl and Lindley (Bill) Kinder, and her sisters, Dorothy Allen, Ora Fitzwater and Oma Wilkinson.
Betty is survived by her husband of nearly 63 years, Otto H. Pauley and her three daughters and their spouses, Vicki and Reed Hess, Dawn and Joe Foley and Kimberly and Dave Kelley.
She was the proud grandmother of granddaughter, Elizabeth Paige and her husband, Rex Hill and grandsons, Brooks and Logan Gillenwater and Jose’ Foley. Serena and Hunter Hill are her great-grandchildren.
She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, friends, in-laws and neighbors that she valued greatly.
Betty was a very humble person, but also one of great strengths and talents. She was above all else a person who loved to nurture. From her own daughters, her sons-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren, to the young ones she worked with in an area child care center, those she babysat in her home, and those who dropped in to play – were welcomed, cared for, and always well fed. She also had a great talent for sewing, quilting, crocheting and needlework of any kind and leaves behind many beautiful treasures for her family to enjoy for years to come.
She was a Christian and was a member of Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, October 4, 2013 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor’s Frank Chapman and Chad Cowen officiating. Burial will follow in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.