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Paulette M. Hershey

Paulette M. (Lynch) Hershey, 55 of Rutland passed away Saturday (Oct. 7th) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

A celebration of Life will be held Saturday (Oct. 21st) at the Rutland American Legion at 11 AM.  Burial will be in the Rutland Cemetery.  Winterrowd Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements,

Paulette was born on February 28, 1962 in Decatur to Samuel and Billie Jean (Shebesta) Lynch.  She married Erik Hershey on June 16, 2007.  He survives.

Also surviving are sons Thomas of Gridley and Timothy of Rutland, 6 grandchildren, sisters Sandi Conrad of Streator, Gale Baker of Rutland, Jody Ruff of Long Point, brothers Steven of Rutland, Audie of Clay, W VA, Howard of Long Point, Chuck of Flora, Jamie of Fairview, MS and Shawn of Tampa, FL and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother Sammy and a sister Karen Cairy.

Paulette’s whole life revolved around her family and friends.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Paulette dedicated her life to caring for the elderly.  Her compassion for her residents went way beyond just a duty.  She loved decorating her yard and sitting on her porch listening to the rain.  She had a personality like no one else and will be great missed by everyone who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, the family request the donations be sent in care of her sister Jody Ruff @ P.O. Box 34, Long Point to help the family with final expenses.

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Dear Lynch & Hershey family
Please accept these words of sympathy regarding the loss of your loved one Paulette. Through the many years shared together truly has deepen your appreciation for her as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Without a doubt she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. With the support from family and friends, please know that you are never alone during this difficult time. Also you can find everlasting comfort from God's word, the Bible knowing He is near to all who are broken at heart and crushed in spirit
(Psalms 34:18)
May these few words of comfort strengthen you during this difficult time
Please accept my deepest sympathies & a warm invitation for you to find more comfort at jw.org
Sincerely C. Flores

C Flores Nov 12 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Theresa a and Jack Anderko Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM

Friends, prior co-workers and residents would like to express our condolences on the loss of Paulette. Her smile and wonderful caring personality are sincerely missed.

Flanagan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM

Paulette wa a great person! She loved my son and my son loves her! She watched my sister and I grow up and wish she could all her grandkids and little ones that love her so dearly! She will he missed! Fly high Paulette!

Venus Oct 18 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paulette Hershey

Venus Oct 18 2017 12:00 AM

Gale & the Lynch families, Paulette was in our class in HS. Her personality was fun and she was always laughing -- unless it was running the mile in PE class (she hated that!). I had a nice visit with her about 6 months ago and she was as happy as ever -- even shared some of my flowers with her. May your family find comfort in memories.
Gale, I hope your healing continues to progress and that your physical pain is managed. Please take care.

Colleen & Wayne Weber, Minonk Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers to the family, may God wrap you in His arms of comfort.

Angela Osterloth(Lee) Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

sorry for your lose

jean gray Oct 16 2017 12:00 AM

Gayle so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

DeAnn Grandy Oct 16 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your families loss.

Mandy Volk Oct 16 2017 12:00 AM

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