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Pauline Firestone, 100, formerly of Syracuse, IN passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Courtyard Healthcare Center in Goshen, IN. She was born on May 10, 1918 in Syracuse to Cleotus F. “Clee” and Virgie Mae (Ward) Hibschman.
She graduated in 1936 from Syracuse High School and on February 26, 1939 in Syracuse she married Louis E. Firestone who preceded her on November 11, 1985.She was a homemaker and retired in 1983 from Wawasee Community School Corporation as a cafeteria cook for Wawasee High School in Syracuse after 20 years. She was a lifetime Syracuse area resident until she moved to Mishawaka in January 2005 to be with her son for healthcare.
She was a member of the Syracuse Church of God and formerly attended the Syracuse Senior Citizens & St. Mark’s Church in Mishawaka.
She is survived by:
3 Daughters- Martha (George) Yerger of Newville, PA, Mary Jo (Samuel) Lundy of Leesburg, and Peggy Halsey of Syracuse
4 Sons-Jerry (Barbara) Firestone of Noblesville, IN, Tom (Shirley) Firestone of Elkhart, Gary (Melinda) Firestone of South Bend, and David Firestone of Mishawaka
18 Grand & 24 Gt. Grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister – Martha Franks, 2 brothers - Oliver & Leonard Hibschman, and son in law – John Halsey.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Stan Owen and Pastor George Yerger officiating. Burial will take place in the Syracuse Cemetery.
Memorial bequest may be given to Syracuse Church of God Missions, 104 E. Washington St, Syracuse, IN 46567.