Pauline M. Near

LILY DALE – Pauline M. Emery Near, 89, formerly of Lily Dale, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing.

Born Dec. 10, 1923 in Silver Creek a daughter of the late John and Julia Urban Emery. A Chautauqua County resident all her life she was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, Dunkirk.

A fulltime homemaker, earlier in her life she had been employed at the Basket Factory, as a nurse’s aide, Kresges and later babysat for many area children whom she adored.

She enjoyed puzzles, bingo, baking and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Wife of 43 years to the late Ora M. “Jack” Near III whom she married Nov. 3, 1951 and died Oct. 2, 1994; mother of Kathleen (Larry) Robbins and John (Amy) Near all of Jamestown; grandmother of, Kevin Wright, Malcolm Shevlin, Jason, Joshua and Jennifer Near, all of Jamestown and Tara Shevlin of Silver Creek; great-grand mother of 11. Pauline was preceded in death by nine sisters and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Graveside service 1 p.m. Tuesday in Cassadaga Cemetery, Maple Avenue, Cassadaga. At Pauline’s request, no visitation will be observed.

Arrangements by Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville.