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Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA

OBITUARY

Pauline Gordon Staples

July 3, 1916July 4, 2019
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Pauline Gordon Staples, age 103 of Amherst, widow of Reed Benjamin Staples, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

She was born on July 3, 1916 in Amherst County, daughter of the late Lewie and Etta Gordon. In addition to her husband Reed she was preceded in death by a son, Edward Eugene Staples. Pauline retired from Ben Franklin Five and Dime after over 30 years. She loved to cook, play Rook, and garden.

She is survived by a daughter, Frances Edgemon; a son, Carl W. Staples; a daughter in law, Shelby Staples; 3 grandchildren, Karen Hodges, Jason Staples, and Amy Dawson and husband Bill; 3 great grandchildren, Reed, Reaghan and Ryker Dawson and a sister, Myrtle G. Surber

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Pauline’s caregiver, Vicky Litchford aka “Thelma” and her family.

The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 pm on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Whitten Monelison Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Amherst Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Amherst Rescue Squad, PO Box 193, Amherst, VA 24521.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jason Staples
  • Ambros Fellner
  • Jeffrey Miller
  • Douglas Miller
  • Reed Dawson
  • Bill Dawson
  • Ryker Dawson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Amherst Rescue Squad

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 8, 2019

REMEMBERING

Pauline Gordon Staples

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Jacqueline Tiller

July 9, 2019

Children of Lewie & Etta Gordon in birth order:

Eldridge Gordon
Gertrude G. Chance
Richard Gordon
Ernest Gordon
Robert Gordon
Pauline G. Staples
Louise G. Patteson
Eugene Gordon
Myrtle G. Surber

Sharon Colgin

July 8, 2019

Pauline was such a wonderful lady and I was blessed to have her as my co-worker in my very first job at Ben Franklin. As a 14 year old, I was a little intimidated working with a seasoned crew. As a newbie, I was set up by Pauline and Mr. Sutler (our boss) when they sent me to find a counter stretcher. After a few minutes of hearing giggling and snickering, I realized there was NO such thing. Her sense of humor and compassion were wonderful gifts she gave me as my friend. Many hugs and prayers go out to her family and friends as they celebrate her heart prints.
-Sharon Duff Colgin

Mary Farmer

July 7, 2019

Mrs Staples was a real sweet lady who was always kind to everyone. I didn't know her real good. I know how much her children loved her. It was so obvious when you were around them. Gene would talk about his mother all time, and his love for her was shown in his face and attitude.I am sorry for the lost the family feels, but they have so many precious memories to keep . I pray God is with you and comforts you all during this time

Knight Miller

July 6, 2019

Aunt Pauline made great biscuits & always kept company fed if you were in her house & if you were taking a shower & she knew it you might just get a surprise bucket of ice cold water..., Love you Aunt Polly 😘😘😘😘😘❤️ Thanks for all the memories.

Susan Parks

July 6, 2019

Pauline was a delightful lady. I remember going into the "dime store" when I was a child and she was working. She would visit my great aunt and help her in the home and they loved playing rook until late in the night. Pauline was also our neighbor and she was a strong woman who did not mind working hard to get things done. Our family was truly blessed to know Pauline and her family. Thinking of the family and praying for peace and comfort.
On behalf of myself and my siblings-Betty, Susan, Debbie, Larry and Laura (the Arrington family)

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