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Pauline J. Halley

Pauline J. Halley, 90, died at 8:58 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at her home in Alton. Born December 11, 1927 in Jewett, MO, she was the daughter of Clifford and Louvinia (Pinkley) Jackson. She married James Halley in April 1978. He preceded him in death in April of 1995. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Work of Augusta, MO and Beverly Diepenbrock of Alton as well as four step children, six grandchildren; Gary Diepenbrock of Bethalto, IL, Brian Tentschert of O’Fallon, MO, Bethany Bland of Imperial, MO, Bruce Tentschert of O’Fallon, MO, Karen Diepenbrock of Bethalto, IL, and Scott Tentschert of Wentzville, MO, five great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by four brothers and seven sisters. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will follow at 1:15 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online guestbook and information may be found at


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