LILY DALE - Pauline M. Emery Near, 89, former-ly of Lily Dale, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Heri-tage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing.
She was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Silver Creek, a daughter of the late John and Julia Urban Emery.
A Chautauqua County resident all her life, she was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Dunkirk.
A full-time homemaker, earlier in her life, she had been employed at the Basket Factory, as a nurses aid, Kresges and later babysat for many area children, who she adored.
She enjoyed puzzles, bingo, baking and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
Wife of 43 years to the late Ora M. "Jack" Near III, whom she married Nov. 3, 1951, and died Oct. 2, 1994; mother of Kathleen (Larry) Robbins and John (Amy) Near, all of Jamestown; grandmother of Kevin Wright, Malcolm Shevlin, Jason, Joshua and Jennifer Near, all of James-town and Tara Shevlin of Silver Creek; and great-grandmother of 11. Pauline was preceded in death by nine sisters; and is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Graveside service 1 at p.m. Tuesday in Cassadaga Cemetery, Maple Street, Cassadaga. At Pauline's request, no visitation will be observed.
Arrangements by the Jordan Funeral Home, Sin-clairville.