Born and raised in Tennessee, that is where Pauline Plemons met and married her husband James “Junior” Plemons in 1949.
“They shared 65 years together as best friends and devoted husband and wife to each other,” their caregiver Cindy Franz said.
James Plemons died just 37 days after his beloved wife, Franz said.
Plemons, 87, of Whiting, was a proud mother to their son John, Franz said, and a proud grandfather to Major Jennifer Bein, Doctor of Dentistry, US Air Force and her two great grandchildren.
“Pauline loved her granddaughter and proudly watched her grow into the woman she is today,” Franz said.
The couple loved to travel with their son John to Tennessee, national parks and amusement parks. They enjoyed attending fairs, festivals shopping and eating at buffets, Franz said.
“They loved to take walks to the beach,” Franz said. “They did everything together. She never drove and he spoiled her to an extreme.”
Plemons enjoyed gardening and in her younger days sewing.
A long-time member of Whiting Assembly of God Church and Whiting Baptist Church, faith was important to Plemons.
“Pauline was a devout Christian who read her bible at 4:30 every morning,” Franz said. “She truly believed in God. She always strived to live a very proper life.”
Franz said Plemons was the sweetest person you could ever meet.
“Everyone who met her said she was adorable,” Franz said. “She loved looking her best and loved jewelry which her husband was always buying for her.”
Plemons enjoyed looking at antiques and shopping for jewelry. She had a collection of caps with sparkles which she always wore.
Franz said Plemons was “a special mom” to her.
Plemons worked at a dime store until her son was born then became a full time homemaker taking care of her son and husband, Franz said.
“She wanted to have her family look clean, proper and immaculate,” Franz said.