Pauline Annabelle Custer
Pauline Annabelle Custer
CONVOY, Ohio — Pauline Annabelle Custer, 96, of rural Convoy, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Monday at Vancrest of Payne.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1923, in Tully Township, the daughter of late Walter L. and Lena H. (McNeal) Cox. On June 13, 1948, she married Hubert Ellis “Bud” Custer who preceded her in death on June 23, 1967.

Family survivors include her son, Craig (Debra) Custer of Elkhart, Indiana; three daughters, Mona Hicks of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jane (Warren) Fisher of Forest, Ohio, and Kathleen (Wendell) Fisher of New Holland, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Aaron Custer, Paige Palmer, Paula Bengel, Elizabeth Fisher, Gideon Fisher, Isaac Fisher, Hannah Fisher, and Bethany Fisher; four stepgrandchildren, Kelly, Pat, Byron and Joe Hicks; and five great-grandchildren, Sadie, Lillie, Lena, Claire and Caleb.

Besides her parents and husband, Pauline was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Cox, Walter Merle Cox, and her twin brother, Paul Richard Cox; a sister, Helen Cox; a great-granddaughter, Emmy Palmer; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Hicks.

Pauline was a graduate of Convoy High School and a member Sugar Ridge Church of God - formerly Convoy United Brethren. She had held positions on the church board, Sunday school teacher, custodian, and secretary of the Women’s Missionary Fellowship. She had also served on the Board of Elections. She was a homemaker and loved the Lord and her family. She enjoyed sports, gardening and cooking.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Sugar Ridge Church of God. Deacon Gideon Fisher and Paige Palmer will officiate. The church is located at 124 N. Liberty St. in Convoy. Interment will follow at Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery. Calling hours are 9 - 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Sugar Ridge Church of God.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.