Pauline Warner, 91, Chanute, formerly of Independence, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 424 South Central in Chanute. Visitation in Chanute will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Independence.
Friends in Independence may register at Webb and Rodrick Chapel and Crematory at 306 West Main in Independence from noon-7 p.m. on Friday with the rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Patrick’s Building Fund and may be left with the funeral home.
Pauline was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Earlton, to Aaron and Anna Hansen Kepley. She attended a country school, Summit Hill, through 8th grade and graduated from Chanute High School in 1939. After graduation, she attended Chanute Junior College and received a degree in business in 1941.
She married Ed Warner on May 12, 1944, in Chanute. In 1955, the couple moved to Independence where she was employed with the Social Security Administration for more than 30 years. Shortly after the loss of her husband, she moved back to Chanute to be closer to her siblings.
Pauline was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and several bridge clubs. She also enjoyed china painting and quilting.¬†
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ed, one sister, Joan Miller, Independence, and two brothers, Bill and Bob Kepley, both of Chanute. Survivors include two sisters, Marge Neely, Chanute, Jane Furnish, Overland Park, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.