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Obituary: Pauline Bell Dunn, 98, Campbellsville alum
She led a most remarkable life. She was the 1926 National Spelling Bee Champion. She met President Calvin Coolidge as a young girl. She was graduate of Campbellsville College, now Campbellsville University. She began a career in teaching in one room schools; after retiring as a teacher, she had a second career as a social worker. She was a devoted Christian servant. She was a longtime member of the Ninth and O Baptist Church, Louisville and was a member of Eastview Baptist Church in Bowling Green, KY. Click on headline for full story, photo(s), links
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Pauline Bell Dunn, 98, died at her residence in Bowling Green, KY, at 2:47 amCT, on Friday, December 17, 2010.
The funeral will be Monday, December 20, 2010, at 10amCT, at the Eastwood Baptist Church, 500 Eastwood ST, Bowling Green, KY (MAP). Visitation will be 1pm-5pmCT/2pm-6pmET, Sunday, December 19, 2010, at the J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel, 820 Lovers Lane, Bowling Green, KY. (MAP). Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery, 4400 Bardstown RD, Louisville, KY. (MAP).
Pauline Bell Dunn, Grayson Co. native (1912-2010)
Pauline Bell "Polly" Dunn was born in Grayson Co., KY on August 11, 1912. She was the daughter of the late Charles William Bell and Leora Salsman Bell. and died in Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY, on Friday, December 17, 2010, at the age of 98 years, 4 months, and 6 days.
She was a retired school teacher. Starting in 1978, she was social worker for the State of Kentucky until retirement.
She was the devoted wife of Charles R. "Charlie" Dunn, who preceded her in death on November 3, 2010.
She was a member of the Eastwood Baptist Church. For 41 years she was a member of Ninth & O Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and WMU Director.
She is remember locally as a 1926 National Spelling Bee Champion. She met President Calvin Coolidge at that time and treasured a photo of the President with the National Spelling winners of that year.She was a graduate of Campbellsville College in Campbellsville, KY and taught in one room schools in Grayson Co., KY.
She is survived by the following:
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