Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
August 14, 2012 2:46 pm EDT


COLUMBUS — Pauline G. Grehl passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at the age of 95, at Mayfair Village due to unseen consequences of vascular dementia. Her husband of 60 years, Charles Grehl, passed away in 2009.

Pauline is survived by her son, Tom; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

She was born March 17, 1917, on the family farm in Richland County to Jay and Pearl (Eller) Gaddis. The last surviving of five girls and two boys, she began school in a one-room schoolhouse, graduating from Bellville High School in 1934. She attended Bliss College. Upon arriving in Columbus, Pauline developed a deep appreciation for the sermons and music at Indianola Church of Christ. After graduating from Bliss, Pauline proceeded to work at Ohio State Life, Wellnitz Block Co. and White Castle Systems until her son was born.

A longtime resident of Upper Arlington, Pauline was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She was a 60-year member of the Lorraine Chapter 1, OES, where she and Charles were past Worthy Matron and Patron in 1974, and she served as Grand Page in 1983 and a member of Ladies Oriental Shrine. Pauline and Charles were members of the Columbus Maennerchor and Merrymakers Dance Club. She was a member of the Honey Bears and Twig 27, Children’s Hospital. Pauline, along with Charles, managed the regional branch of Lewis Roberts Printing Inks until they retired in 1982.

For the last five years, she was a “welcomed” resident of Mayfair Village, where the entire staff, along with the staff at HomeReach Hospice, went out of their way to make her feel at home. Pauline cherished the many lifelong friendships that developed through her work, Eastern Star, church and social clubs.

Friends may call Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. James Mehler officiating with interment to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery. Those who wish, may contribute to HomeReach Hospice, c/o Ohio Health Foundation, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215; or to the Memorial Fund of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2070 Ridgecliff Road, Columbus, OH 43221, in her memory. Please visit to send condolences to her family.

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