Pauline Trone

Pauline TronePauline M. “Polly” Trone, 93, of Beardstown died Oct. 12, 2015, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

She was born May 17, 1922, in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, a daughter of Oscar Franklin and Ethel Nina Johnson Hopping. She married Thomas Alfred Trone on Sept. 11, 1939, in Palymra, Mo. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1978.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Trone; two grandchildren, Melody Maxwell and Jon Douglas Trone; three brothers, Russell, Harold Dean “Pete” and Kenneth Wayne “Hop” Hopping; and one sister, Verna Vesta Mathis.

Surviving are her children, Marna (and Robert) Maxwell of Browning and Larry (and Nancy) Trone of Beardstown; one sister, Geraldine “Geri” Stevens; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She attended small country schools in the area surrounding Astoria. She helped her husband on the family farm for nearly 40 years, and later worked at Myers Nursing Home in Beardstown and retired after 18 years as a CNA.

Services were held Saturday at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Burial was in the Browning Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Browning United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be sent to or on Facebook, Colwell Memorial Home.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/21/2015

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