Pauline Ward Nesselroade, 83, of Wilmington, N.C.

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Pauline Ward Nesselroade, 83, of Wilmington, N.C., left this earthly life to join her heavenly father on July 26, 2016, at home.

She was born Jan. 13, 1933, in Gallipolis, Ohio, to the late Fred B. and Bessie Z. Ward.

Pauline’s entire family will miss her joy, her spark, her boundless energy and her compassion for everyone she came to know.

She is survived by her husband, Edward T. Nesselroade; daughter, Deb Hadley (Brian); sons, Stephen E. Nesselroade (Jennie) and son John W. Nesselroade (Christine); and grandchildren, Kati, Lauren, Andrew, Ryan and Erin.

A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Wilmington, N.C.