The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 11, 2013

Mary R. Paulin


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — July 28, 1928 – Jan. 5, 2013

Mary R. Paulin, 84, of South Bend, Ind., died Saturday evening in Southfield Village.

She was born July 28, 1928, in Ridge Farm to the late John and Jessie (Smith) Hester.

She also was preceded in death by a brother, Parris Hester.

On July 1, 1950, in Ridge Farm, she married Richard E. Paulin Sr., who died in 1991.

Mary is survived by a son, Richard “Rick” Paulin Jr. and his wife, Sue, of Mishawaka, Ind.; her grandson, Nate, and wife, Leslie, Paulin of Indianapolis; and a sister, JoAnn Leighty (Don) of Danville.

Mary graduated from Earlham College with a degree in food sciences. She was employed by the South Bend School Corporation as a dietician and worked for 37 years before retirement. She loved to collect many antiques and shop for them.

Funeral services were Wednesday in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home in South Bend, Ind.

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