Pauline Witkemper, 101

Pauline Witkemper, 101, of Greensburg passed away on July 30, 2022. She was born on February 3, 1921 in Decatur County, the daughter of Frank and Eliza Reed Ketchum.  Pauline was a graduate of Napoleon High School. On June 28, 1941 she married Russell Witkemper. She owned and operated the Grocery Store in Millhousen for 21 years. She worked at BCA for 21 years as well.  Pauline was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include: Son, Franklin Witkemper; Daughters, Sharon Picone, Marlene (Mike) Smith, Andrea (Steve) Ronsheim, Barbara (Bill) Davis and Deborah Witkemper-Knox; 15 Grandchildren; 33 Great Grandchildren; and 12 Great Great Grandchildren. Pauline was preceded in death by her Parents; Husband Russell Witkemper; two Grandsons, Christopher and Jeremy Ronsheim; Siblings, Jemima Moss, Ruby Carr, Ruth York, Helen Hobbs, Charles Ketchum, and Frank Ketchum.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 12:00 noon at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father John Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Millhousen. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s School Fund or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Online condolences can be made to the family at

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