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Pauline Greenhaw

d. November 28, 2019

Hillsboro – Pauline Greenhaw, 94, passed away November 28, 2019 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.  She was born July 6, 1925 to Preston and Grace (Miller) Waln rural Canton.  She married Don Greenhaw August 22, 1948 in Canton.  Survivors include: sons, Steven (Lou) Greenhaw of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Dennis (Pat) Greenhaw of Lawrence, Kansas; grandchildren, Cameron of Tampa, Florida, Carson of Denver, Andy of Denver, Adam of Kansas City; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Marlys Marston of Hillsboro.  Predeceased by her husband, Don Greenhaw in 2005.  Celebration of Life Service 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019 at The Hillsboro United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.  Interment at Canton Township cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Memorials to Hillsboro Community Foundation, Parkside Homes, or the Church in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.  Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com

Life Sketch Taken From the Funeral Bulletin

Pauline Marcellus (Waln) Greenhaw

Pauline Marcellus (Waln) Greenhaw was born July 6, 1925, to Preston and Grace (Miller) Waln, at their farm home located north of Canton, Kansas. She attended Rose Hill School and Canton Grade School before graduating from Canton High School in 1943. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in home economics.

On August 22, 1948, she married Donald Eugene Greenhaw, son of Otis and Rose (Brunson) Greenhaw. Their wedding was the first held at the new Canton Methodist church building. She was a homemaker.

Pauline and Don were blessed with two sons, Steven Lynn (September 5, 1949) and Dennis Lane (November 2, 1952).

They established Greenhaw Pharmacy in Canton, on July 1, 1952. In 1969 they moved Greenhaw Pharmacy to Hillsboro, Kansas, where Pauline and Don resided until his death on May 25, 2005. Following Don’s death, Pauline resided at Parkside Assisted Living until January 2016, when she moved to Parkside Nursing Home. She died November 28, 2019, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita where she had been admitted earlier in the day.

Pauline felt very blessed and thankful for her family which includes: two sons – Steve (Lou) Greenhaw, Lynden, WA, and Dennis (Patricia) Greenhaw, Lawrence, KS; four grandsons – Cameron (Kristy) Greenhaw, Wesley Chapel, FL, Carson (Ashley) Greenhaw, Aurora, CO, Andrew Greenhaw, Denver, CO, and Adam Greenhaw, Mission, KS; eight great-grandchildren – Ruth, Joseph, Rebecca, Stephen and Daniel Greenhaw, all of Wesley Chapel, FL, and Blaise, Atticus, and Emmiline Greenhaw, all of Aurora, CO; one sister – Marlys (Waln) Marston, Hillsboro; and four nieces and nephews – Belinda (Paul) Hulsey, Isle of Palms, SC, Twig (Mary) Marston, Manhattan, KS, Barb (Rick) Dean, LeRoy, IL, and Shad (Thea) Marston, Canton.

Family and friends will remember Pauline for her loving dedication to them, her church and her community. She was giving of her time and talent, with a generous history of volunteering to help others, including 4-H youth, the local museum and library, the Canton and Hillsboro nursing homes, and with numerous church activities and dinners. She was a life-long learner and enjoyed traveling, entertaining, needlework, and genealogy. As she was losing her eyesight, she started memorizing favorite Bible verses and spent many hours “reading” the Bible and other books on tape. Pauline lived her Christianity daily through her kindness and compassion.

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2 thoughts on “Pauline Greenhaw

  1. Pauline was a special lady. She and Don were good friends with our parents and we knew her well too.
    Our special thoughts go out to her family.

  2. What a privilege to have known and ministered with Pauline. I have many favorite memories, but one that stands out is when I would lead worship at Parkside. Pauline never took a song book but she knew every word to every song we selected. All the verses. And watching her face when she sang was pure joy. Because she was unencumbered by looking down at a book, her eyes were always straight ahead, and I knew that she was seeing Jesus. It was precious to me then, more precious now.

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