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Pauline Morley, a longtime Blossburg resident, died peacefully on October 19, 2022 surrounded by her family at the age of 101.

Pauline was born on January 5, 1921 to Thomas and Agnes (Krolak) Kliber of Morris Run, one of seven children (3 brothers and 3 sisters). She graduated from Morris Run High School in 1940 and married them that same year “blue eyes” Harold Morley, who was a prominent businessman in Blossburg for many years. Together, Pauline and Harold celebrated 37 years of marriage and raised 5 children, 2 sons (Richard and Raymond) and 3 daughters (Leona, Barbara and Evelyn). She cherished her family and the loss of her husband Harold in 1977, son Richard in 2016, grandson Robby, and great-grandchildren Dugan and Roslyn left huge holes in her heart.

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A miner’s daughter was a great mother, sister, Grammy, Great Grammy, and Great Great Grammy. Pauline understood hard work. As a young girl, she picked ground pine and blueberries, cooked meals and cleaned her neighbor’s house to help her family, and later worked as a chef at Turkey Farm restaurant and at Ward Manufacturing for 16 years until retiring in 1972. Her home was a family gathering place, where she greeted everyone with home-cooked Polish food and made sure no one went hungry. She was great at staying in touch with friends and family, always giving wise advice and inspiring everyone she loved with her strength and determination, her kind and giving heart and the fact that she always put others ahead of herself asked. Crocheting was her favorite pastime, she produced beautiful blankets that were treasured by family and friends – and oh how much she loved playing BINGO! She loved telling stories from the past, church picnics, masses and festivals, traveling and dancing the polka – and what a joy she had to celebrate her 100th birthday with the city of Blossburg, where many attended a drive in her honor -by-parade attended . In her own words “She enjoyed life to the fullest; She did what she could do whenever she could do it.”

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Like her favorite song “You Are My Sunshine…” she was sunshine to us all.

Pauline is survived by their son Raymond (Connie) Morley of Ankeny, Iowa; daughters Leona (Gary) Ruberto, Barbara (Bob) Stoudt of Blossburg, and Evelyn (Richard) Keefe of Sutton, Mass.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her beloved sister Bernice from Morris Run remains the sole survivor of her siblings.

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Friends and family can call at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA on Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral service with Reverend Bryan Wright will follow immediately. She will be buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Morris Run, PA. Pauline was a member of St Joseph’s Altar & Rosary Society and a life member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church until its closure in 2007. She is a member of Holy Child Catholic Parish.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you make a donation in memory of Pauline to the Blossburg Fire and Ambulance Association or to a charity of your choice.


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