Pauline S. Stoner, 84, formerly of rural Solon and North Liberty, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville.
A memorial service was held Jan. 17 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Inurnment will take place at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Pauline’s memory. Online condolences can be sent to Pauline’s family at www.gayandciha.com.
Pauline Stella Hill was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Iowa City the daughter of Arthur and Gertrude (Rowland) Hill. She attended schools in Iowa City graduating from City High School with the class of 1947. On June 5, 1948, she was united in marriage to Richard Wesley Stoner at the First Congregational Church in Iowa City. The couple raised their family on their farm near North Liberty; she also through the years has worked at S.S. Kresge Five and Dime store, Pepperidge Farms, and was a caregiver for a number of families caring for the elderly. Pauline loved the outdoors, nature, animals, her gardens, flowers; especially roses, and listening and watching the birds with the cardinals her favorite. She was known to make some very delicious pies, with pecan and lemon meringue being at the top of the list for her family. She loved her family as they loved her, as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren came along; there was nothing she loved to hear more than Grandma. She was a dear angel on earth and now is one of God’s best.
Her family includes her two sons and their wives, Richard Jr. and Patti Stoner of Solon, and Michael and Gatana Stoner of Fairfax; four grandchildren, Sonya (Korie) Moses; Brannan (Kristi) Stoner; Matt Stoner; Mitch (Maggie) Stoner; nine great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; step-great-granddaughters; and Pauline’s sister-in-law, Carol Hill of Fresno, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard; and brother, Paul Hill.