News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 5, 2013

Pauline Kord


POLAND — POLAND — Pauline Kord, 99, of Poland, passed away at Davis Gardens on Nov. 4, 2013. Pauline was born May 24, 1914, at her home on Water Works Road, to the proud parents, Charles and Jennet Brann. She attended the Wools School and graduated from Staunton High School.

Preceding her in death were Keith Kord, her husband of 76 years; brothers, Ray, Roy, and Raymond Brann; and sister, Carol Doyle.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Kord) Thomas (David); grandson, Steve Thomas (Stacey); granddaughters, Paula Murphy (Jim), and Amy Connelly (Mike). Survivors also include great-grandchildren, Liam, Ewan, Payton, Fletcher, and Carson Thomas, Mia Murphy, and Jack, Joe and Matthew Connelly.

Pauline and husband Keith lived on the family farm where she was involved with most aspects of farm life. She loved her garden, her flowers and the view of the farm from her kitchen window. Among her many talents, she was recognized as an accomplished seamstress and quilter.

She enjoyed her part-time job at the Poland Post Office, where she was employed for 25 years.

Pauline was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Poland, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and on many committees throughout the years. She was an active member of the Bowling Green Chapter Order of the Eastern Star until she and Keith moved to Westminster Village in 2007.

Visitation for Pauline will be at French Funeral Home, in Brazil, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, with the funeral service following the visitation, with the Rev. Frank Haines officiating. Burial will follow at Poland Chapel Historical Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 23, Poland, IN 47868. To light a candle in her remembrance visit: