MILTON — Pauline C. Wilson 93, of Milton, formerly of Old Route 15, New Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at the Kramm Healthcare Center, Milton.
She was born Jan. 24, 1916, in Madisonburg, a daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary Susan (Vonada) Duck. She was married to Raymond Wilson, who preceded her in death in 1983.
Pauline was employed at the Alco Restaurant and the Elks club, both in Milton, and the Lewisburg Hotel before opening her own restaurant, Polly's Pantry, above Milton. She then got her beautician's license and had a beauty shop in her home.
Pauline was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Ramblers Club, Woodmen of America, AARP, White Deer Township Fire Company Auxiliary and the American Folk Music Association.
Pauline loved cooking, baking, crocheting and playing the piano, organ, guitar and omnichord. She was a talented artist, painting mostly landscapes, and she loved all animals.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Leon Campbell of Montandon, Loretta and Bob Swank of New Columbia and Jacquline and Richard Kerstetter of Elizabethtown; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Violet Bastian, Morel Duck and Bernice Pardoe, and one grandson, Tim Jacobs.
Friends and relatives will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Friendship Baptist Church, Susquehanna Trail, McEwensville, with her pastor, the Rev. Jerry Caswell, officiating.
Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery.