Ms. Pauline Abney

August 10, 2022

Ms. Pauline Abney of Bismarck was born on August 9, 1926 at Courtois, a daughter to Grayfer and Isla (Evans) Abney whom both preceded her in passing. Pauline departed this life on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

After high school, Pauline attended Southwest Missouri State College, graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Pauline taught mathematics for over 40 years. She began her career in a one room schoolhouse in Washington County. She also taught at schools in Iron and St. Francois Counties.  Pauline loved her students and she retired as a Junior High math teacher at Bismarck R-5 District.  

Pauline had a great love for her family and friends. She will be remembered by many for her late-night discussions, her apple butter, and her banana cake.

Those who remain to treasure her memory include her loving sisters, Freda Merideth and Charlotte M. Abney; nephew, James T. Merideth (wife, Kim); niece, Rene Merideth; great nephews and great niece, James Merideth III, Jaimie Merideth, and Quang Merideth.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bismarck United Methodist Church; P.O. Box 286; Bismarck, MO 63624.

Visitation was held Sunday, August 7th at the Bismarck United Methodist Church from 1 p.m. until her funeral service at 2 p.m. Pastor Beth Allen officiated. Interment and final prayers followed at Caledonia Methodist Cemetery.