Obituary published Feb. 27, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
Helen "Pauline" McCurdy, 73, of Vandalia, passed away at 11:41 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia with the Rev. Bob Balwanz officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery south of Vandalia.
Pallbearers will be Brad Howe, Ozzy Picton, Louie Bowers, Dustin Bowers, G.J. Davis, Kyhl McCurdy, Cody Buckholz and Hank Cade Jr.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Pauline McCurdy grew up and attended schools in the Martinsburg area. Pauline has lived in the Vandalia area all her married life and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Vandalia. She had worked several years at the Bobby Brooks garment factory in Vandalia and from her home had been an Avon consultant and a Tupperware dealer for many years. Pauline loved to crochet and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 1, 1940, in Martinsburg, the daughter of Malcolm Porter and Onie Elizabeth (Hinton) Woods. She married Ralph Wayne McCurdy on Nov. 24, 1960 in Martinsburg. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1982.
She is survived by one son, Lloyd W. and wife, Paula McCurdy of Vandalia; four daughters, Louise and husband, Danny Picton of Dover, Ark.; Laverne and husband, Gerald Davis of Laddonia; Chris Gibbs of Vandalia and Lavonne McCurdy and fiance, Hank Cade of Vandalia; two brothers, Bill Woods of Eldon, Carl Woods of Jefferson City and a half- brother, Gary Woods of Terre Haute, Ind.; two sisters, Dorothy Ragsdale of Paris, and Mary Anna Landis of Mexico; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph; one daughter, Cheryl Lynnette McCurdy who died in infancy; and one great-grandson, Ryan Malachi Gene Maiden.
Memorials are encouraged to the Vandalia Modern Maturity Center in care of Waters Funeral Home, P.O. Box 84, Vandalia, Mo. 63382-0084.