Pauline Newman Shrum, 92, of Spotsylvania County passed away Monday, Feb. 18 at Golden Living Center of Fredericksburg.
Miss Shrum was a native of Louisa County and valedictorian of her graduating class at Louisa High School. She graduated from James Madison University in 1943. Miss Shrum was a teacher for 45 years. She first taught in Culpeper County, then in Louisa County and later retired after teaching many years at R.E. Lee Elementary in Spotsylvania County. She was a long time member of Zion United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her cousin, Donald W. Shrum and his wife Linda N. Shrum, of Spotsylvania; dear friends Leota Pendleton, Charlotte Mays, Barbara Jean Lacy, Juanita Tinsley, Anna Pickett and Choi Soonja Broadstone.
The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Thursday, Feb. 21 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service will be held at 10am Friday, Feb. 22 at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Barbara M. Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa County.
Pallbearers will be James Pendleton Jr., Brandon Shelton, Earl Shelton, Stuart Taylor, Roger Gooding and Charles Jett.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Zion United Methodist Church, 8700 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22553.