Mary L. Pauls, of Rolla, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at the age of 89.

She was born in Ford, Kentucky on January 15, 1923 to the late Howard and Eva Thomas.

In August of 1952 she married Franklin Pauls and they were later blessed with two children. Mr. Pauls preceded her in death in October of 1996.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Mary was a Registered Nurse and worked as a School Nurse for the Rolla Public School System for many years. She was a former member of the First Christian Church in Rolla and current member of the Hwy E Church of Christ in Rolla.

She will be greatly missed by her surviving family which includes her son, Glenn Pauls and his wife Jennifer, of North Richland Hills, TX, her daughter, Beverly Brandt and husband Edward, of University City, MO; six grandchildren, Cody Kolpin, Courtney Kolpin, Errin Pauls, Carson Brandt, Korinna Brandt, and Jarrod Brandt; three great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other extended family members and dear friends.

A funeral service for Mary Pauls will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Null & Son Funeral Home of Rolla. Dr. Phil Cox will officiate. Interment will follow in Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service Thursday beginning at noon.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.