Born: April 22, 1928
Died: March 31, 2012
Visitation: Thursday April 5, 2012 from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Souls Harbor Church
Service: Thursday April 5, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Souls Harbor Church
Burial: Boone Creek Cemetery
Pauline (Koger) Lesley, age 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 is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Odas Lee Lesley, 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, AR, and Laura Kathleen Robbins of Blue Springs, MO, four grandchildren; Anita Ann Stoner, Michael Wayne Jefferson, Raimey Dawn Ewens and Rodney Dean Robbins, thirteen great-grandchildren; Kelvin, Kylee, Casey, Kleighton, Kyle, Kevin, Devin, Jessica, Austin, Garrett, Kennedy, Landon and Carter, one brother; Albert Koger of Snowflake, AZ, 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 December 11, 1948 in Lordsburg, New Mexico, and to this union two daughters were born.
Pauline was a member of Souls Harbor Church.
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.