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Pauline Pelton

July 11, 1924 — January 23, 2023


Pauline Pelton

Age 98, of Wilmington, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Park Point in Morris.

Born July 11, 1924 in Mattoon, IL a daughter to Robert and Jessie (Fritchley) Erwin. Pauline was raised and educated in Wilmington. On August 30, 1941 she married Raymond Pelton in Beecher, IL and together they cherished 45 years until his passing on April 22, 1987. Pauline worked as a furniture buyer for DeYoung Furniture in Wilmington for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington and served as past Treasurer for the church. Pauline enjoyed volunteering her time at Kuzma Care, liked gardening and quilting, and loved traveling.

Survivors include two children: Raymond K. (Darlynn) Pelton of Wilmington and Linda M. (Gene) Kinder of Coal City; five grandchildren: Hope Becker, Heather Jurzak, Amy Best, Shawn Kinder and Derek Kinder; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Joan Erwin of The Villages, FL and Joanne Erwin of Indiana; one daughter-in-law Bonnie Pelton and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond, son George Pelton, and three brothers: Clifford (Sarah), Bernard and Marion Erwin.

A private family service will be held and burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington where Pauline will be laid to rest beside her husband Raymond.

Preferred memorials in Pauline's memory may be made as gifts to the First Presbyterian Church, 301 N. Kankakee Street, Wilmington, IL 60481 or Lightways Hospice.

Friends and family are encouraged to log onto to sign the online guestbook, submit photos and share Pauline's memorial page via social media.

Funeral arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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