Pauline L. Bales
March 1, 1926  -  April 14, 2018

Pauline L. Bales

Webb & Rodrick Chapel
306 W. Main
Independence, KS  67301
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Memorial Service
Nazarene Church
Neodesha, KS  66757
Friday, April 20, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Harrisonville Cemetery
Bolton, KS  

Nazarene Church
812 N 7th
Neodesha, KS  66757

Pauline L. Bales, Neodesha, KS passed away Saturday April 14, 2018. Memorial services for Pauline will be held at the Neodesha Church of the Nazarene on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. and visitation with family at Webb & Rodrick Chapel, Independence on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pauline was born March 1, 1926 to Jack Roddy and Dolly (Fulton) Roddy near Cloud Chief, OK. She graduated from Mountain View High School, Mountain View, OK. Pauline work at an airplane factory during WWII in Fort Worth, TX. On June 24, 1948 she married Elvern Bales. The couple lived on a farm near Cowden, OK until 1953 when they moved to a farm outside of Cherryvale, KS. A few years later they moved to a farm southwest of Wayside, KS where they farmed for 33 years. In 1988, they moved to Independence, KS. Pauline worked at ACC for 20 years. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and word searches. She and Elvern moved into Assisted Living in Neodesha where she lived for 8 years until her passing.
Pauline is survived by sister, Dora LaFrenierre of Visalia, CA; son Glen Bales and wife Twila; daughters Allene Bales, and Sarah Gomez; 5 grandchildren; and multiple great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elvern; brothers, Carl, Everett, Doyal, and Burl; sisters, Evelyn, Helen, and Barbera Jo, and 3 infant deaths, and 2 great grandchildren.


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  1. Sheila and Dan Zani
    Paola, KS

    She was an amazing lady. I remember going home with Sarah from college. We went out with Pauline and Elvern to walk around the farm. It was time to milk the goats and we asked if we could do it! Not knowing where to start or how to do it, I looked at Pauline with a blank look on my face. She laughed and said..."just grab it by the teats and squeeze". I laughed so hard I am not sure that goat ever got milked. I loved her.... I love you Sarah and your sweet family. May you find peace in your memories and in the knowledge that she is celebrating in heaven with your dad. Love you!!!

  2. Robert Shuey
    Albertville, AL

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you .

  3. Pat Glasgow Seitz
    Independence, KS

    Prayers and condolences from the Glasgow family.

  4. Helen Norcross
    Independence, KS


  5. Shirley Glasgow Parsons
    Wichita, KS

    Sorry to hear about Pauline passing. My prayers are with all of you at this time

  6. Rusty Whitson
    Independence, KS

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