Funeral services for Pauline Holland, 84, Chouteau, are 2 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2013 at Discover Church in Chouteau, formerly Church of God. Rev. John Donnelly will officiate with burial following at Chouteau West Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Key Funeral Home.
Services are under the direction of Key Funeral Home in Pryor.
Pauline Imogene Holland was born on March 21, 1929, in Wagoner, to Joseph and Francis Jane (Guinn) Dill. She died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Tulsa.
Holland grew up in the Yonkers Community near Locust Grove as a child where she attended school for several years. She later attended high school in Chouteau. She and Ralph Holland were married on Sept. 28, 1946 in Wagoner. They lived in Yonkers for a couple of years then moved to Okmulgee where he attended OSU Tech; after he finished his schooling they moved to Chouteau where they remained. Ralph and Pauline had five children.
Holland was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and taking special care of her family; spending time with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids was always a treat for her; they all loved visiting her. The couple loved to travel to California to visit her family and enjoyed trips to Branson too. Ralph Holland preceded her in death in 1992.
She worked several years at the nursing home in Chouteau; she enjoyed the residents there. In 2005, she moved to Meadowbrook herself. She was the president of the residents association and a past Valentine queen. She loved visiting with all the residents, playing games and enjoyed the preachers who would come preach and offer them the opportunity to worship.
Church was a big part of her family life; they raised their kids up at the Church of God in Chouteau where she and her husband were members. They helped build the church; he helped with the electrical wiring and they even purchased some of the pews that went in the sanctuary.
She is survived by her five children; Dick Holland and wife Connie of Chouteau, Mike Holland of Broken Arrow, Sue Stutzman and husband Dennis of Chouteau, Cathy Moore and husband Raymond of Chouteau and Becky Holland of Pryor; six grandchildren: Jason Stutzman and wife Dana of Chouteau, Chad Holland and wife Michelle of Chouteau, Adam Stutzman and wife Susan of Moore, Austin Stutzman of Chouteau, Timothy Moore of Bixby and Sarah Moore of Broken Arrow; seven great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Coleton, Madelynn, Hayden and Lillian Stutzman and Lauren and Brooke Holland also one brother J.C. Dill of Chouteau.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters and three brothers.