Chesterton Tribune



Services Thursday for Pauline Solley, age 90

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Pauline Solley, age 90 of Chesterton, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Gary, IN. She was born on July 26, 1924, in Clay County, Alabama to Ellis and Luda Lamberth, both of whom preceded her in death.

Pauline is survived by her son: John Solley of Michigan City; her daughters: Evelyn Ekstrom of Valparaiso, Alma (Bob) Rabe of Westville, Sharon King of Porter, Becky Weiandt of Valparaiso, Delinda Taylor of Chesterton and Cheryl Wilson of Fort Walton Beach, FL; as well as her sister, Wynell Worthy of Alabama; her 18 grandchildren and her 34 great-grandchildren and 9 great great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, V.T. Solley in 1980, and her children: Jane Solley, Laura Blackstad and Daniel Solley, her sister, Ivy Ree Barbar; her brother, Geoffrey Lamberth and her grandchildren: Lori Rabe, Christopher Rabe, Nicole King Yauch, Crystal Solley and Keith Blackstad, along with her great-grandchildren, Nathan King and Mary Yauch.

She was a member of the VFW Post 2511 Ladies Auxiliary, where she served many years as the Chaplin.

She attended the First Baptist Church of Chesterton and the First Christian Church of Chesterton. She enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables in her garden and was an avid quilter. She was a lifelong homemaker and loved her family immensely.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 1 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Larry Starett officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home and also on Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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Posted 3/17/2015




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