Pauline (Koger) Lesley, 83, daughter of Jess Elmer and Grace E. (Woods) Koger, was born April 22, 1928, in Atherton, Mo. She passed away March 31, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital, Springfield, Mo.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Odas Lee Lesle; a grandson, Kevin Lee Jefferson; and four brothers, Elmer, John, Benny, Donald and Bruce Koger.
She is survived by her daughters, Geraldine Lesley of Flippen, Ark., and Laura Kathleen Robbins of Blue Springs, Mo.; four grandchildren, Anita Ann Stoner, Michael Wayne Jefferson, Raimey Dawn Ewens and Rodney Dean Robbins; 13 great-grandchildren, Kelvin, Kylee, Casey, Kleighton, Kyle, Kevin, Devin, Jessica, Austin, Garrett, Kennedy, Landon and Carter; one brother; Albert Koger of Snowflake, Ariz.; four sisters, Mary Sloan of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Alice Miller of Sibley, Mo., Betty Kelly of Lathrop, Mo., and Kay Peterson of Sibley, Mo.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pauline grew up in Sibley, Mo., and attended the Lawnwood School.
She married Odas Lee Lesley on Dec. 11, 1948, in Lordsburg, New Mexico, and two this union two daughters were born.
Pauline was a member of Souls Harbor Family Worship.
Pauline worked at Lyons Die-casting and Brown Shoe, but mostly she was a wonderful homemaker. She loved gardening, cooking, sewing and quilting.Pauline made quilts for her children and grandchildren. Anyone who received one of her quilts regarded it as a very special gift, knowing it was made with love and care.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was always looking for ways to help her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation is 9-11 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Souls Harbor Family Worship. Services are 11 a.m. with Pastor Cordie Wimberley officiating. Pallbearers are Austin Ewens, Garrett Ewens, Michael Jefferson, Rodney Robbins, Kelvin Stoner and Kleighton Stoner. Burial will be in Boone Creek Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.