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Pauline loved growing up in Brown Branch. Edith “Pauline” Chance, the daughter of Herman and Lois (Dunn) Whitaker, was born on Sept. 18, 1926, at Brown Branch, Mo. She departed this life Feb. 19, 2008, at Cox Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 8l years, 5 months and 1 day.
Pauline and Doyne Chance were united in marriage on Sept. 20, 1944, at Mtn. Home, Ark. They were married 43 years and together they operated a cattle farm in the Arno community, until their move to Ava in 1979.
Pauline attended Ava High School and was a member of the Arno General Baptist Church, and later attended Ava General Baptist Church.
Pauline loved her years growing up in the Brown Branch community. She loved sitting with her cousin Bill Whitaker each Sunday afternoon recalling their childhood and family memories. She also loved her daily phone conversations with special friends, Lena Pierce and Larry and Judy Adams. The Saturday visits by the Downs families was also one of her great enjoyments.
Pauline’s pride and joy was her family and her little dog and special companion, Sassy. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an accomplished painter and left many paintings for her family to treasure. She was a wonderful cook and could make the very best cream pies. Pauline was an avid reader and the historian of the family.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Doyne, and an infant great-granddaughter, Hannah Leigh Chance.
Her survivors include her son, Larry Chance and wife, Debbie, Ava; two grandchildren, Darin and Elizabeth Chance, Grain Valley, Mo., and Dustin and April Chance, great-grandson, Randy, and great-granddaughter, Natalie, due in April, all of Independence. All will miss their loving Grammy. Pauline had an extended family of caregivers, Deanna and Bobbie.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with Rev. Oren Alcorn, Rev. Robert Roberts and Rev. Mike Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Arno Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday 1:00 P.M. until service time. The family suggests remembrances to the Arno Cemetery Fund.
On line condolences may be made at www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.