Pauline Mae Ling

March 14, 1933 ‒ November 27, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: After a long illness, Pauline Mae Ling, age 84, peacefully passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. She is pain free and dancing with Jesus.

She was born March 14, 1933 to parents Harold & Elizabeth (Kleilein) Mowry in Mansfield. Pauline was graduated from Springfield High School with the class of 1951.
On August 23, 1953, she married Gerald Ling and together they raised two girls and two boys. Pauline was a dedicated homemaker who created a warm and loving home for her family.

In spare time, she enjoyed crafting, scrapbooking, and solving word searches and puzzles. But above all, Pauline cherished spending time with her family. She attended Berean Baptist Church and most recently My Father’s House. Pauline will be remembered as the sweetest person you’ll ever meet and her friendly spirit will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Gerald “Jerry” Ling of Mansfield; daughters Shari (Edward) Strobel of Mansfield, and Vicki (Greg) Smith of Waco, TX; sons Jeffrey Ling and Perry Ling both of Columbus; grandchildren Josiah Smith, Joy (Luke) Paulson, Samuel Ling, and Nathaniel, Philip, & Susanna Strobel; great-grandson Eli Matthew Paulson; brothers Roger Mowry of Mansfield and Carl (Judy) Mowry of Cape Coral, FL; brother-in-law William (Janet) Forshey of Delta; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings Frances Mauritz and Carol Mowry, niece Kathy Mauritz Lodwick, and sister-in-law Sharon Mowry.

Special thanks to Care Companion’s home health aide, Bev Schopp and the staff at MMH Rotary Daycare for loving our Mom.

Her family will receive friends Friday, December 1, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Pauline’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Jim Berry will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to Rotary Adult Daycare Center can be brought or sent to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.

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  • We send our sympathy to the family of Pauline Ling. Our thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends. May the Lord provide strength, grace, and comfort in your time of grief.

    Love and prayers,
    Rich and Lorna Kohutek, Waco, Texas
    (Friends of Greg and Vicki Smith)

  • May the Lord provide you all with precious memories of a life well lived, and give you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  • Vickie so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  • You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom is in a better place praising her Savior. It doesn’t make it any easier to grieve other than the comfort of knowing you’ll see her again one day. May Jesus’ arms hold you each tightly in the days and weeks ahead. Much love.