Pauline  Gillet
Pauline Gillett passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, November 19, 2018, at the age of 94, after a long and vibrant life. Pauline was born on November 16, 1924 at home, the sixth child of John Otis and Ada Marie (Richards) Chandler.
Pauline was a lifetime Sarcoxie resident and a homemaker. She attended Downey School and Pleasant Hill School until circumstances required her to care for her younger siblings after the death of her parents.
She was united in marriage to Edward Earl Gillett on April 19, 1946. They met after Earl's family relocated to the Sarcoxie area. After they married, they settled in the LaRussell area, farming and milking cows for several years before moving to Sarcoxie to open a feed business in 1955. They built and operated the Sarcoxie Feed and Farm Supply. When Earl passed away unexpectedly on February 6, 1977 at the young age of 53, Pauline and her son Ed continued to operate the feed and farm supply until selling the business in 2003 after 48 years.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband; youngest son, Richard Gillett on August 2, 2002; her twin brother, Paul Chandler, brothers, Faye Chandler and Leroy Chandler; sisters, Helen Carmichael, Ruth Clark, Ada Marie Wendler and Nancy McCandless.
Pauline is also survived by four children and their families, Connie Gillett, of Greenbelt, Md., Earleene Hicks (Dennis), of Olathe, Kan., Ed Gillett, of Sarcoxie, Jan Sartain (Don) of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, Scott Kuschmider (Rebekah), Kristi Devers (John), Tanya Martin (Jim), Drew Sartain and Tiffany Hicks (Jared Rogers); three great-grandchildren, Nina Kuschmider, Charlie Kuschmider, and Livvia Rogers; sister, Viola Stoops, of Carthage; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
A celebration of Pauline's life will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home in Sarcoxie with Ron Henson officiating. Interment will be in the Sarcoxie Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will be held immediately following graveside services at the Sarcoxie Senior Center on the square. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, November 20, 2018, from 6 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home, Sarcoxie, Missouri.
Published on November 20, 2018


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