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December 15, 2005

(4/29/1929 – 10/3/2005)

Pauline Hohstadt, 76, of Memphis, MO, passed away October 3, 2005, at Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis, MO.

She was born the daughter of Okla L. and Bessie Walker Mathes on April 29, 1929, in Killwinning, MO.

Pauline married Harold Wayne Hohstadt on January 25, 1949, at Granger, MO. He preceded her in death on April 25, 2001.

Pauline was a life-long resident of Scotland County.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Brenda; parents; a sister, Evaun Arnold; four brothers, Henry Lee, Raymond, Harold and Dale Mathes; and two sisters-in-law, Wanetta and Almeta Mathes.

She is survived by her daughter, Donaleen and husband, Donald E. Alexander of St. Charles, MO; sisters, Cleo and husband, Leo Woods, Alice Harvey, and Lela Trueblood, all of Memphis, MO; brother, Wayne M. and wife, Joyce Mathes of Arkadelphia, AR; brother-in-law, Harold Arnold of Illinois; sister-in-law, Dorothy Mathes of Albuquerque, NM; grandsons, Darrell Alexander and wife, Lauren of St. Charles, MO, and Doug Alexander of Ft. Richardson, AK; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday, December 17, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the Memphis Cemetery with Rev. Terry Lippstreu officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday prior to the service at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis, MO. The memorial service will be held at the Gerth Funeral Chapel if there is inclement weather.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Hohstadt’s family via email at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.

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