Pauline Morrow (1938-2019)

Pauline Morrow, age 81, of Albia, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society under their hospice care in Ottumwa, surrounded by her loved ones.

Pauline was born on Jan. 24, 1938, to Frank and Ethel (DeRaad) Craig in Knoxville. She grew up and attended school in Knoxville. She married Paul Price in 1956, and to this union, two children, Larry and Deb, were born. Pauline and Paul later divorced. She married Pat Drury who preceded her in death. She then married Louis Morrow, who also preceded her in death. Pauline’s significant other and companion for the last 13 years has been Richard Jenkins.

Pauline was a homemaker for many years and later worked as a Home Health Aide for Monroe County. In 1977 she went to work at Chicago Rivet in Albia, where she enjoyed her job and loved the people she worked with. She retired at age 67 in 2005.

Pauline was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed being outdoors, camping, and being at the river with her son Larry and his family. In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling. She loved going to flea markets, shopping, and going for car rides. She delighted in living on the farm and loved animals, especially her cat Annabelle and her dogs, Otis and Cocoa. Above all, she cherished her family, kept an immaculate home and was a wonderful provider for her children. Pauline always told her family, “I love you, be careful, and watch for deer.”

Pauline is survived by her two children, Larry (Stacie) Price of Pulaski and Deb (Harold) Barnes of Bussey; significant other and companion, Richard Jenkins of Albia; five grandchildren, Greg Dye of Cedar Rapids, Geoff Dye of Bussey, Jenn (Dennis) Conley of Albia, Jody (Jessica) Price of Moravia, and Jesse (Robin) Price of Albia; three step grandchildren, C.J. Barnes of Pella and Nicholas and Michael Prevo of Pulaski; 12 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Langdon, Lincoln, Carson, Caleb, Ana, A.J., Dallas, Kaitlyn, Braydon, Grace, and Willow; and a brother, Walter Craig. Pauline is also survived by many good friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ethel Craig and two husbands, Pat Drury and Louis Morrow.

Visitation was held from 2 to 8 p.m., on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Pauline’s family present from 6 to 8 p.m., to greet family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2019, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia with Pastor Roger Henry officiating. Burial followed services at Lincoln Cemetery in Knoxville.

An open memorial has been established to be determined at a later date.

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