Pauline Bierley

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November 7, 1926 - June 24, 2014

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Pauline Jeanette Bierley, 87, of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, June 24 at Sunrise at the Scioto. She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1926, the daughter of Eugene and Verla Allison. As a long-time resident of Westerville, Pauline was a member of the Church of the Messiah, where she taught Peace School and was an active member of the Teammates Sunday School Class. She attended Ohio Wesleyan University during World War II, then worked at Martings Department Store in Portsmouth. She married Paul Edmund Bierley in 1948 and moved to Columbus, where they raised two children. Pauline worked at North American Aviation for a year, and later worked for Huntington National Bank where she retired in 1982. She was an avid gardener, a lover of all animals, and a sponsor of refugee families and adopted children in several countries. She took a keen interest in documenting her family history and was a great keeper of family records and photographs. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Paul; a brother Ralph (Helga) of Pelham, Alabama; a daughter Lois Walker (William) of Polebridge, Montana, and son John Bierley (Kathryn) of Hilliard; grandchildren Elizabeth Walker (Jim) of Kalispell, Montana, and Melissa Christian (Matt) of Columbus, Ohio; great-granddaughters Zia and Kaiya Walker of Kalispell, Montana; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her remains have been donated to the Ohio State University College of Medicine. A memorial service will be scheduled in July. The family suggests that anyone wishing to make a contribution in Pauline’s memory do so with one of the many organizations they know Pauline supported or with their favorite charity. Condolences @


Audrey Gonzalez (Eubanks) - Aug 24, 2015

I just found out, I am so sorry the I didn’t make it. I will miss her more than I can express.

Marlene Yinger - Jul 3, 2014

My sincere condolences to all of you. I worked with Pauline many years at the Huntington Computer Center when it was on Morse Road. She was a dear friend and took me under her wing so to speak. She taught me many lessons – in work and in life. Such an interesting person! Her one motto at work was “and this too shall pass”… Many, many good memories.

Helen K Doerring - Jul 1, 2014

Dear Paul, John and other family members,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Pauline was a real dear. We shared a love of animals and interesting recipes. I recall that she knew all the verses of many hymns in the hymnal. A good lady has found her rest. May the Lord grant His peace to you.

Betsy Butler - Jun 29, 2014

John and Missy and all of the Bierley family,
Thinking of Pauline this morning and such memories! Peace school so many years ago! And Messiah! She was a special woman and it was my privilege to know her! My condolences to all of you. May the God that Pauline loved bring you comfort and peace!

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