April 27, 1917 - Sept. 17, 2013
ELKHART - Pauline L. McCreary, 96, of Elkhart, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa.
She was born April 27, 1917, in St. Joseph County to Ira and Mattie (Schutz) Eby.
She married Edward J. McCreary on Oct. 11, 1940. He died Sept. 21, 2010.
Surviving are daughters Marcia Sue Smith of Oklahoma City and Barbara Jean (James) Bates of Goshen; sons Ronald Lee (Paula) McCreary of Vero Beach, Fla., and Dale Edward (Dianne) McCreary of Elkhart; sister Iva E. Knight of Elkhart; brother Paul (Judy) Eby of Elkhart; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Craig Kenyon McCreary; son-in-law Jack Smith; her parents; her husband; and a sister, Erma Snook.
Pauline was a 1935 graduate of Wakarusa High School; a homemaker; a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Elkhart; and played piano at various churches she attended around the area.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church, 27664 C.R. 24, Elkhart, where a service will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Ralph Vanderwerf will officiate. Burial will be in Olive (West) Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Calvary Baptist Church.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.