The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 25, 2013

Pauline Eggensperger

JOPLIN, Mo. — Vada Pauline Eggensperger, age 77, of Joplin, passed away at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Mercy Hospital.

Born March 12, 1935, in Galena, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Robert Orland Gust and Margaret Louise Artinger Gust and lived in the area her lifetime. Pauline was a 15-year employee of Wal-Mart on West 7th Street and a member of Central Christian Center.

On Aug. 18, 1962, she married Jerry Phillip Eggensperger at Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 2011. A sister, Shirley Gamble, also preceded her.

Survivors include a son, Michael Eggensperger; a daughter, Diana Vickers; a grandson, David Vickers and wife, Tish; two great-granddaughters, Katelynn and Kendall Vickers, all of Joplin; six siblings, Mildred Nelson and Marcia Foster, both of Joplin, Linda Williams, of Kansas, Judy Elliott, of Warrensburg, Robert Orland Gust, II, of Joplin, Wilma Cantrell, of Carl Junction; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Chapel with Pastor Hank Deslatte and Rev. Doug Wilkerson officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Childrens Church at Central Christian Center.

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