Pauline Edythe Winfrey, 99, passed away March 23, 2010, in Wichita. She was born April 30, 1910, on a farm in Rush Center. She attended school in Rush Center and married Verne Calvin “Steve” Winfrey on Sept. 11, 1933, in Larned.


Pauline Edythe Winfrey, 99, passed away March 23, 2010, in Wichita. She was born April 30, 1910, on a farm in Rush Center. She attended school in Rush Center and married Verne Calvin “Steve” Winfrey on Sept. 11, 1933, in Larned.
Pauline and Steve operated Winfreys’ Culligan Water Conditioning, Inc. for 22 years. She worked 19 years for Wal-Mart in Pratt. You probably remember her as the greeter at the old store. Pauline was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Pratt. She moved to Georgetown Village and resided there for six years.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband on March 13, 1970, and a great-grandchild, Olivia Price, Ocala, Fla., on Sept. 20, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Johann Conrad Wilhelm in 1934 and Katherine Elizabeth Wagner Wilhelm in 1951, as well as siblings Johann “John” Phillip Wilhelm (Esther), Rush Center; Catherine Elizabeth “Lizzie” Steitz (Jake), Bison; Katherine “Katie” Yost (Sam), Alexander; Marie “Mary” Catherine Schrader (Albert), Dodge City; Conrad “Connie” Wilhelm (Verle), Kansas City, Mo.; Edith Fern Josefiak (John), LaCrosse, Johannes “John” Philip Wilhelm (June), LaCrosse; Adam Wayne Wilhelm (Rosie), Dodge City; and Esther Wilhelm, LaCrosse.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Mae Barker, and son-in-law, Loren, Pratt, and son, Gary Allen Winfrey and daughter-in-law, Sally, Wichita; grandchildren, Peggy Ellison (David) and Randal Barker, both of Pratt, Gail Ann Brown (Mike), Artesia, N.M., Stephanie Price (Tim), Ocala, Fla., and Stephen Winfrey (Charisa), Edmond, Okla.; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Free Methodist Church, Pratt. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial tribute to Families of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), 925 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.