Pauline Pitts Joseph, age 71 of Cridersville, died at 1:55 a.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in her residence. She was born March 7, 1938 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Tommie and Lucy Prater Pitts. Both parents are deceased. On December 8, 1955 she married Paul Joseph, who survives in Cridersville.
Other survivors include 5 sons – Jeff (Cindy) Joseph of Lima; Greg (Deb) Joseph of Lima; Anthony (Kathy) Joseph of Lima; Danny Joseph of Lima; Keith Joseph of Cridersville; a daughter – Charlotte Joseph (Greg) Johnson of Lima; 12 grandchildren; 8 Step grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 12 step great grandchildren; 2 brothers – Willie (Glenda) Pitts of Indiana; Mitchell (Mary) Pitts of Ada, Ohio; 2 sisters – Barbara (Harold) Sutherly of Ada, Ohio and VeraMay (Joe) McCrearey of East Liberty, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by 3 brothers – Billy Jay Pitts, Ermine Pitts, and Forrest Pitts.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Only Believe Ministries of Botkins. She loved camping, quilting, working in her flower beds and spending time with her family. She also sold Avon for 30 years.
Funeral services will begin 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2009 in Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Rev. Peter Doseck will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Rita’s Hospice or to the family.
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: Friday, December 4, 2009
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm