Linnie Pauline Brill was born in Yell, Ark., Aug. 26, 1919, and died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Christina Anderson, in Tahlequah.
Pauline met the love of her life, John Brill, while attending East Central State College in Ada, and they were married at the Oklahoma Baptist Children’s Home in 1940. She eagerly accepted her role as a Baptist minister’s wife for over 50 years.
Her husband, “Brother Brill,” answered God’s call to serve as pastor of First Baptist Church in Tahlequah, in April of 1961. Pauline was preceded in death by her loving husband, who passed away at the age of 82, in 1999.
Survivors include a son, Leonard Brill of Tahlequah, and four daughters, Janie Moseley and Gary Smith of Phoenix, Ariz., Beverly Kohl of Tahlequah, Pauletta and Steve Sidari Steve of Libertyville, Ill., and Christina Anderson of Tahlequah.
She will be lovingly remembered by nine grandchildren, Brian and Denise Brill, Brad and Amy Brill, of Tahlequah, Kevin and Kristen Teel of Longmont, Colo., Alison and Mike Voiles of Parker, Colo., Ken Kohl and Nelly of Fremont, Calif., and Stephen Stauss of Longmont, Colo.; as well as Keith Moseley of Longmont, Colo., and Jennifer Moseley Oetken of Jenks. Her 13 great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Pauline dedicated her life to helping others, and was loved by everyone for her friendliness and sense of humor.
From hosting visiting ministers in her home for Sunday dinners, to teaching Sunday school and Bible school, to years at Falls Creek Camp as counselor and cook, she always had a cheerful outlook and a love of helping others. Her home was always open to everyone who needed a meal - from missionaries from all over the world, to anyone in need.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Tahlequah, 201 Commercial Road, Tahlequah.
Interment will follow at the Tahlequah City Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah, OK.
Online condolences may be left for her family at www.reedculver.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, 3800 N. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73112.
John 14:1: “Let not your heart be troubled: Ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.