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Pauleen M. Kissel, 83, died at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 13, 2010, at Lima Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to George and Mary Ilten Stump, who preceded her in death. On June 22, 1947, she married Charles R. Kissel, who survives in Lima.

Mrs. Kissel died peacefully on her 83rd birthday. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was previously a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the choir. A talented singer, she often sang at weddings and chorale events. She had a passion for art and was talented in many media. She painted many pictures for friends and family through the years. She volunteered at Bath Elementary School and St. Rose School in the arts programs while her grandchildren attended and soon became everyone’s grandmother. She overcame many physical obstacles to remain walking having been a polio survivor. She loved to get out and go anywhere, anytime with her sisters, girls and grandchildren. She “lived” for Thursdays to be with her art group friends.

Survivors also include three daughters, Linda (David) Boyles, of Lima, Ann (Dave) Bush, of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Sue (Charles) Nichols, of Grizzly Flats, Calif.; a brother, George (Doris) Stump, of North Lewisburg; a sister, Diane (Harry) Baber, of Lima; five grandsons, Richard Kipp, Jason Pitz, Nicholas (Ashley) Boyles, Gregory (Tessa) Boyles, and Michael (Emily) Frueh; five granddaughters, Julie (Troy) Lieurance, Leah (Jon) Ford, Melissa Stuber, Jene’ Frueh, and Katherine Frueh; and eight great-grandchildren, Ashley and Anthony Kipp, Cassie Stuber, Haley, Wyatt and Olivia Frueh, and Cadance and Kira Frueh.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara Frueh and Jeannie Pitz Dhayer.

Services will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Kent Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath Township Fire Department, 1787 N. Dixie Highway, Lima.

The family would like to thank Dr. Connie Ingalls and Dr. Philip Perona for their exceptional care given through the years. Thanks to Lima Manor Nursing Home for its gentle and attentive staff.

Pauleen M. Kissel
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