Pauline Belle Rapp, 84, of LaFontaine, IN, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 5:08 p.m. at her home.
Mrs. Rapp was a 1949 graduate of LaFontaine High School. She owned Pauline’s Bake Shop, in LaFontaine, for 38 years until 2010. She was a member of the Woodland Hills Church of Christ, in Marion, and had been a member of the Riverside Home Economics Club for more than 60 years.
She was born March 9, 1931, in Waltz Township, Wabash County, to Elvert D. and Amanda Sutton Tinkel. She married Paul W. Rapp on June 15, 1952, in Wabash, and he survives.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Beverly (Dave) Howard, of Swayzee, and Mary Jane (Tom) Finicle, of Wabash; four sons, Kenneth (Angie) Rapp and Daniel (Deborah) Rapp, both of Wabash; Gary (Kathleen) Rapp, of Carmel; and Douglas Rapp, of LaFontaine; 13 grandchildren, Christopher (Megan) Rapp, Heather Rapp, Alecia Rapp, Andrew Finicle and Jeffrey Finicle, all of Wabash; Lori (Jason) Cates, of Swayzee; Stacy (Brian) Litwin, of Longmont, CO; Vicki Howard, of Nashville, TN; Amanda Rapp and Erica Rapp, both of Carmel; Ashley (Aaron) Dague, of Converse; Stephanie (Zachary) Hickman, of Montpelier; and Winter Ward, of LaFontaine; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A service was held on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Bruce Everett officiating. Burial was at LaFontaine Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Woodland Hills Church of Christ.