V. Pauline Brubaker


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Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 4:43 pm
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V. Pauline Brubaker, 91, of Viola, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Trinity Anglican Church, Rock Island. Burial will be at Edgington Cemetery. Memorials may be left for the Viola Public Library, P.O. Box 479, Viola, IL 61486. Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, is handling arrangements.
Pauline was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Tipton, Iowa, a daughter of Gilbert and Dorothy Crewes Johnston. She graduated from Moline High School. Pauline married Ralph Brubaker on Feb. 5, 1940, in Davenport. He preceded her in death in May of 1996.
Mrs. Brubaker was a homemaker. She also was a prep cook for various restaurants. As the family matriarch, she was the "go to" person for all things cooking. She enjoyed cooking, reading and most of all, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pauline was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Preemption, and Trinity Anglican Church, Rock Island, where she participated in St. Anne's and St. Elizabeth's Altar Guilds.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Kris (Greg) Leatherman, Moline, and Susan Crawford, Eden Prairie, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Dan Sprague; daughter, Rhonda Miller; and brothers, Eddie and Robert.
Online condolences may be left at dennisonfuneralhome.com.












 



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