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Mary Louise Sciple Paulding

August 12, 1942 — September 19, 2021

Mary Louise Sciple Paulding age 79 of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Jefferson County Health Center.

Visitation for family and friends will be 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2021, at First Baptist Church, Fairfield, Iowa.

Celebration of Life service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021, at First Baptist Church with Pastors John Kermott and Chuck Comfort officiating.  Military Honors will be at the church following the service.

Mary was born August 12, 1942, in Mobile, Alabama to Theodore Forbes and Nannie Sue (Jordan) Sciple.  She married Ralph Freeman Paulding III in Bremerhaven, Germany on November 19, 1966.

Mary served in the US Army from 1963-1968.  She graduated from nursing training in 1963 in Mobile, Alabama.  Mary was a nurse for 43 years.    On March 10, 1953 she entered into a relationship with Christ.  Mary grew in her faith by spending many hours studying her Bible, attending different bible studies and being a member of the First Baptist Church.    Some of Mary’s interests were crocheting, cross stitch and following the St. Louis Cardinals.  She especially loved spending time with her children and her grandchildren.

Mary will be missed by her husband of 54 years, Ralph of Fairfield; her two daughters, Kim (Darek) Quickle of Chattanooga, OK and Niki (Billy) Mathis of Libertyville, IA; 7 grandchildren, Hunter (Danielle) Quickle of Snyder, OK, Dakota Quickle of Chattanooga, OK, Autumn (Matt) Henderson of Washington, OK, McKayla (Brandon) Alt of Broken Arrow, OK, Cody Mathis of Cedar Rapids, IA, Nathan Mathis and Joshua Mathis both of Libertyville, IA; 3 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Jane (Doug) Famell of Semmes, AL and Tom (Nancy) Sciple of Maryville, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Forbes and Sue (Pop and Nana).

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Jefferson County Health Center and mailed to Ralph Paulding, 301 Washington Street, Libertyville, Iowa 52567.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, September 24, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 25, 2021

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