Pauline Virginia Hughes, 98, of Georgetown, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at 10:05 a.m. at North Logan Health Care.
She was born Feb. 28, 1918, in Georgetown, the daughter of David and Effie (Scott) Gannon. Pauline married Herschel Hughes on Aug. 17, 1935, in Springfield. He preceded her on Aug. 18, 1986.
She will be missed by her two children, Dolores (Kent) Wasko Smith of Georgetown and Roger A. (Linda) Hughes of North East Maryland. Also her grandchildren, Paula "Nancy" Wasko, Cindi (Greg) Learnard, Brett (Tanya) Hughes; Granddaughter in-law, Andrea Hughes; step-grandchildren, Laurel Waters, Crystal Starlins, Bryan and John Waters. Also her great-grandchildren, Morgan, Joel and Ross Learnard, Lauren, Gannon and Gabi Hughes, Liv and Greyson Starling, Cali and Cruse Ellis and Evan Waters. She was preceded in death by her parents;, son-in-law, Joe Wasko; and grandson, Bart J. Hughes.
Pauline had worked for Georgetown Plastics, Ben Franklin's in Georgetown and General Electric, and later for her husband at Georgetown Heating. Pauline was a member of the Georgetown Church of Christ which she was very involved with. She would help and house the intern youth ministers. Member of the Eastern Star, she enjoyed walking in the woods and mushroom hunting. She was always at her grandchildren's sporting events. Pauline enjoyed traveling and singing in the choir.
A celebration of life funeral service for Pauline will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, 200 E. West Street, Georgetown with Phil Miller officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery. Memorials can be given to the Georgetown Mural Committee, 111 S. Main St. Georgetown, IL 61846. Please join her family in sharing memories through her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.