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Pauline Pulley October 27, 1931 - August 13, 2021

Pauline Pulley, age 89 of Ozark, Missouri passed away peacefully, Friday morning, August 13, 2021 in Birch Pointe Health and Rehabilitation of Springfield, Missouri. She was born October 27, 1931 the daughter of Samuel and Nellie Jane (Huff) Knight and was the youngest surviving from this family of eleven children. Pauline was united in marriage to Clinton Pulley and celebrated 47 years of marriage before his passing in May of 1997.

Pauline was a hard-working woman and held various jobs during her working career. She began working at Captain Bills of Rock-Away Beach at the young age of 13. Later, she worked for Keller’s BBQ for 14 years, and then Lerners Clothing as an inspector and supervised the production of bowling shirts. Pauline was also a dedicated employee for Zenith for over 27 years and learned to run a forklift. Her spunky personality will be remembered along with her gifts of service to others, especially her hand written cards to everyone. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark where she volunteered and served memorial meals, taught kindergarten, assembled Bible School and helped with church fellowship. Her example of love for others was given with complete happiness and shared freely. Pauline will be sadly missed but her memory will live on forever in the hearts of her loving family and friends.

Pauline is survived by two daughters Dortha Swearengin and husband Dean, Frances Lawhead and husband Jim; two grandchildren Melanie Mayes and husband Tim and Mikka Swearengin; two step-grandchildren Roy Lawhead and Mike Lawhead; two great-grandchildren Max Mayes and Mallory Mayes; sister-in-law Betty Pulley; special nieces Pam Mathis and husband Joe, Gladys, Beverly and Judy; and other caring relatives. In addition to her husband, Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:00A.M. Monday, August 16, 2021 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Burial will follow at 3:00 P.M. in Lowell Cemetery in Baxter Springs, Kansas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral and begin at 9:00A.M. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com



  1. REPLY
    Lou Ann Stark says

    Dear Dortha and Frances, I am so sorry about your mom, She was a lovely woman and was always such a good friend to Mother. My sister found her obituary the day after your mom’s services, and I’m sorry that neither of us was able to attend to personally speak to you two. It doesn’t matter how old we are, we always miss our mothers and I’m sure both of you and your families will really miss your mom.
    In sympathy,
    Lou Ann (Johns) Stark
    Springfield, MO