Pauline Eyster

Alton | Sunday, September 11 2011

Pauline Eyster, 93, passed away at 7:45 am Sunday, September 11, 2011 at VIP Manor in Wood River. 

She was born on July 26, 1918 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Zeb and Nellie (Laird) Perkinson. 

She married Harold Eyster on May 13, 1935 in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2005.

Pauline was a Private Duty LPN for 15 years and retired in 1985.  She graduated in the first LPN class in 1954 from Olin Vocational School and was the president for the LPN Association for several years.  Pauline was Supervisor of Central Supply at St. Anthony’s Hospital.

She was involved with the Alton Civic Orchestra Guild and was a former member of the First Congregational Church in Alton where Harold was the music director and she sang in the choir.  She was proud of the fact that Harold was such an outstanding musician and teacher and she enjoyed playing Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.”  She loved horticulture, flowers, plants, crocheting, and loved animals.  One of her favorite activities was, taking a ride along the River Road and going to Grafton.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Elise and Guy Wuellner of Des Moines, Iowa, Jackie Monroe of Alton, Edmund and Freida Eyster of East Alton and Raymond Eyster of Edwardsville; seven grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George “Sonny” Perkinson, a sister, Dorothy Perkinson, a son-in-law, Scotty Monroe and a daughter-in-law, Stella Eyster.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of funeral services at 1 pm Thursday September15, 2011 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. 

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. 

Memorials may be made to the Alton Symphony Orchestra.   

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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