By The Mercury

Pauline Josephine Dinger, 94, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita. 

She was a life-long resident of the area.

Pauline was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Osborne, the daughter of George and Sadie Scott William.

She attended local schools and graduated in 1938 from St. George High School.

Pauline was a homemaker. She also worked for a while candling eggs and baby sitting.

She was an active member of the Manhattan Kingdom Hall and a Regular Pioneer.

Pauline married Chester Marvin Dinger on April 13, 1940, in Wamego. Chester survives at their home.

She is also survived by her daughters, Thelma New of Oskaloosa, Flossie Dinger of Ogden and Marjorie Wickizer of Hamilton: her sons, Austin Dinger of Topeka and Ed Dinger of Valley Falls; her siblings, twenty-eight grandchildren and sixty great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Marvin Dinger, six siblings and five grandchildren.

Graveside inurnment services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Wamego City Cemetery.

A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Manhattan Kingdom Hall. Elder Robert Bliven will be officiating.

The family will greet friends Monday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego.

They suggest memorial contributions to the Manhattan Kingdom Hall, which may be sent to the mortuary.

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