Pauline Bixler 1926 - 2008

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The 4th of 6 children of Ralph Bixler (a farmer) and Nellie Parrish, Pauline Bixler, the fifth cousin once-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Indiana, USA on 26 Jun 1926 and was married to Dwight Weaver (with whom she had 3 children: Roger L and Roberta L, along with 1 surviving child) in Marion, Marion, Kansas, USA on 23 Feb 1951.

During her life, she was living at Joe Zink Road, Clay, Owen, Indiana on 3 Apr 19302 and in Cottonwood Falls, Chase, Kansas from 1951 to 20081.

She died on 11 Mar 2008 at Golden Living Center of Chase County, Cottonwood Falls, Chase, Kansas (12 Mar 2008;; Pauline Weaver, 81, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at the Golden Living Center of Chase County in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. A graveside celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 2:00 P.M. at Prairie Grove Cemetery in rural Cottonwood Falls, Kansas with Pastor Rick Smith officiating. The eulogy was to be given by Johnny Western, a D.J., with KFDI Country radio station; however, due to scheduling conflicts, he will not be there for the service. The daughter of Ralph and Nellie Parrish Bixler, Pauline was born June 26, 1926, at Greencastle, Indiana. She and Dwight Weaver were married February 23, 1951, at Marion, Kansas. He died August 19, 1999. Pauline was a homemaker and her family was very important to her. She also worked as a Certified Nurse's Aide, at the then Beverly Enterprise nursing facility in Cottonwood Falls. She enjoyed her work and it was hard for her to "retire" due to her health. She was a charter member of the KFDI Country club and was the first person to call when the radio station came on the air in 1964. She always answered her telephone, "KFDI's gonna' make me rich!" and if anyone else answered her phone, theybetter answer it with those words. She is survived by sons: Roger L. Weaver of Cottonwood Falls and Steven C. Weaver of Colorado Springs, CO. a daughter, Roberta L. Souders of Wheeling, MO. a step-son, DeWayne D. Weaver of AZ. a sister, Katherine Simmerman of Greencastle,IN. a half-brother, Arthur Synder of Brazil, IN. six grandchildren: Valeria Weaver, Jennifer Weaver, Tony Bowen, Tracy Bowen, and Todd Bowen; and one step-granddaughter, Karen Stebbens. She was preceded in death by step-daughters: JoAnn Archer and Carolyn Thornton; sisters: Annie Hunter, Ellie Bixler, and Ruth Addy; brothers: Ralphie Bixler and Robert Bixler. The family will meet friends Friday, 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. at the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls. Friends may call Friday, 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. and Saturday, 9:00 A.M. until noon. Messages to the family may besent to Memorial contributions to the H. Dale Buck Animal Welfare Memorial Fund, Inc., American Cancer Society, or American Heart Association may be sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry, CottonwoodFalls, KS. 66845) and was buried at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls on 15 Mar 2008.


  1. Ralph Voris was born on 30 Sept 1896
  2. Nellie May was born on 3 Mar 1903


Pauline Bixler - gravestone

Pauline Bixler - gravestone

Pauline Bixler

Pauline Bixler

Pauline and Annie Bixler with Nellie Parish

Pauline and Annie Bixler with Nellie Parish

Family Tree

Family Tree



  1. Verified by her son, Steven.
  2. US Census 1930 - Findmypast (was age 3 and the daughter of the head of the household)

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Birth date (26 Jun 1926) has no citations

Death date (11 Mar 2008) has no citations

Marriage date (23 Feb 1951) has no citations

Burial date (15 Mar 2008) has no citations

Date of residence (3 Apr 1930) differs from mother's in same year (2 Apr 1930)

Not living with either parent in childhood when aged 3

Joe Zink Road, Clay, Owen, Indiana, USA isn't found

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