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Pauline Smith – Metz Mortuary

    Pauline Irma Smith
    Pauline Irma Smith age 82 of York, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at York. She was born Dec. 7, 1931 at York to Gothard “Ole” and Martha (Lundgren) Nelson. Pauline was a longtime member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, York Eagles and the York Elk’s Auxiliary. On May 30, 1965 she was married to Donald Ray Smith in Las Vegas, Nev.

    She is survived by her children, Linda Bishop of David City, former son-in-law, Steve Bishop of Peabody, Kan., Becky (Roger Slapnicka) Nelson of Geneva and Donna (Don) Ellis of York.

    Her grandchildren include, Chi Bishop and Alanis Bishop of Peabody, Kan., Sara (Maurice) Middleton of David City, Rebecca (Crane) Seely of Dorchester, Tyler (Elizabeth) Slapnicka of Geneva, Travis Slapnicka of Signal Hill, Calif., Kiley Slapnicka Nelson of Geneva, Vanessa (Rusty Cleland) Peterson of Stromsburg, Ashley (Dyke) DeBrie of Lincoln, Krista (Damon Hummel) Peterson of Waverly, Marcus Ellis of York and Darin Ellis also of York.

    Great-grandchildren include Ray and Murphy DeBrie, PJ and Amerikus Slapnicka, Cody and Kayla Partridge and Theodore Martinez and Myles Seely.

    Also surviving are sisters, Orpha Friesen of York and Helen (Don) Lulow also of York. Sister-in-law; Joanne Nelson of California. Many nieces, nephews and family friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, Donald Smith; her brothers, Harold, Marvin, Dale, Joe, David and Conrad; sisters, Laura, Hannah, Ruth and Ella; brothers-in-law, Albin Johnson, Glen Sweeney, Bob James and Willy Friesen; sisters-in-law, Vernice Nelson, Gwen Nelson, Irene Nelson, Sharon Nelson and one grandson, Matthew Ellis.

    Pauline made her career as a cook. She was employed by many establishments in York. She was an avid Husker football and volleyball fan. Her greatest joys were spending time with her family and taking care of babies, young and old. She will be deeply missed by all of those whose hearts she touched.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in York with burial in York’s Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation began Monday evening and continues Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with her family greeting friends later that night from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to her family for later designation. ​

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