Pauline Rhoman

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Pauline Rohman, age 97, passed away on April 15, 2019. She was born May 14, 1921 in Waterville, New York on a dairy farm to Phillip and Elise Aprath Schwender. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cal Rohman and her daughter-in-law, Wanda Rohman. On June 6, 1953 she married Calvin Rohman and had three children, Debbie, Nancy and Peter. In 1970 the family moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia, where Pauline lived for 23 years. She was an active member of New Life in Christ Church during most of those years. In 1979 Cal and Pauline went on a four-month agricultural missions trip to Kenya, East Africa. Cal passed away in August 1983, so Pauline has been a widow for over 35 years. In April 1993 Pauline moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas to be near her son, Peter and his wife, Wanda and granddaughter, Maria. At that time Debbie was on the mission field in Japan and Nancy and her husband, Frank and grandson, John Mark were in Vienna, Austria also as missionaries. Pauline was able to visit them often. In June 2001 she moved to Fayetteville to be with her daughter Debbie who was working with international students at the University of Arkansas. Pauline attended University Baptist Church in Fayetteville starting in 2009. She loved to travel and in her lifetime visited 19 countries. She was an amazing artist and painted dozens of paintings in her lifetime. She will be missed by family and friends, but we know she is in her heavenly home with Jesus. Pauline is survived by her two daughters, Debbie Raybon and her husband, Mike of Fayetteville, Nancy Hannon and her husband, Frank of Elkins, Arkansas; one son, Peter Rohman of Stella, Missouri; two grandchildren, Maria Rohman of Bentonville and John Mark Hannon of Fayetteville. Visitation will be 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday April 18, 2019 at Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday April 20, 2019 at University Baptist Church with burial to follow in Kings Cemetery near Elkins. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritans Purse in memory of Pauline at To place an online tribute visit

Published April 17, 2019