Pauline Greenwood (94) of Effingham


Published on June 21 2012 6:05 pm

Pauline Greenwood, 94, of Effingham, passed from this life into Eternity on June 21, 2012 surrounded by family and friends at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga. The family would like to acknowledge the staff for their touching display of "Code Love" following their mothers passing.

Celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m, Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Christ's Church in Effingham. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. also at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Red Brush Cemetery in Louisville. Memorials may be made to Christ's Church building fund or Sue Witt (Pauline's niece) missionary in Haiti. Services are in care of Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham. Condolences may be left online at

Mrs. Pauline Greenwood was born Feb 9, 1918 in Old Hord, IL, the daughter of Frank and Ola (Wyatt) Berthold. She married Eugene Greenwood on August 29, 1937. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1983.

Mrs. Pauline Greenwood was a homemaker as well as being involved with the family's business, Greenwood Cabins on Bull Shoals Lake in Oakland, Arkansas in the early 1950's. She and her husband also operated G&G Motor Sales in the 1970's in Effingham.  Pauline loved to garden, enjoyed people of all ages and she never knew a stranger. She was a faithful follower of Christ and attended Christ's Church regularly. We all will miss her delightful laughter and that cheerful smile.

Survivors include her son, Wayne Greenwood (wife, Rose) of Effingham; daughter, Shirley Francis (husband, Bob deceased) of Phoenix, Arizona; daughter, Mary Eloise Goeckner (husband, Paul) of Effingham; two grandchildren in Arizona and two step grandchildren in Florida and three great - grandchildren in Arizona. She also leaves a host of nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, brothers, Paul and Glenn Berthold and sisters, Lorrena Woods and Mildred Carter and a step grandson, Rick Francis and son-in-law Bob Francis.

John 14: 2-3 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.