Pauline Hergenrother

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Pauline O'Laughlin Hergenrother passed away on Wednesday (June 18, 2014) in Mansfield Texas.
Pauline was born to Leroy and Hazel Carter O'Laughlin on Nov. 23, 1918, in Betula, Pa.
She attended elementary schools in Norwich and Keating townships. Pauline graduated salutatorian from Smethport High School in 1934 at the age of fifteen. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Mercyhurst College in 1938 and completed her graduate studies at St. Bonaventure and Gannon universities.
On Feb. 1, 1941, in Saint Elizabeth's Church in Smethport, she married Paul Hergenrother.
For 25 years, she taught Latin and English in Smethport Area High School, retiring in 1980. Pauline was a member of St Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, PASR, the McKean County Historical Society and the Smethport Country Club. Pauline had been a guest speaker at the Methodist Ecumenical Lenten services for over 30 years and volunteered at the area Food Bank for 10 years. Pauline had been a contributing columnist for the diocesan newspaper, The Lakeshore Visitor and the McKean County Minor.
Pauline is survived by five children, Karen (Randy) Miles, Peter, Mary (Ron) Murosky, Lisa (Jeff) Miller and Patrick (Sarah), 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, two sons, P. J. and Andy, as well as, her parents and three brothers.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at the same church Pauline was baptized, confirmed and married, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. The date and times for all arrangements will be published at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Relihan Scholarship Fund or the John Kanzius Cancer Research Fund through the Erie Community Foundation, 459 W 6th St., Erie, PA 16501.
Published in The Bradford Era from June 21 to June 27, 2014
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