Pauline K. Whittington, 86, Hays, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Kingsville, Texas, to Paul G. and Sarah C. (Poth) Korges.

She was a high school English teacher and taught English at Louisiana State University, receiving her master’s degree in English literature from the University of Oklahoma.

She was active in the League of Women Voters in the 1970s and was an accomplished pianist. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking and sewing her children’s clothes.

Survivors include five sons, Jeffrey Whittington, San Francisco, Christopher Whittington, Wichita, Edward Whittington, Hays, Lee Whittington and wife, Jana, Los Angeles, and Stuart Whittington, Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Sarah Whittington-Mason and husband, Lee, Denver; six grandchildren, Jacob Whittington and wife, Alyssa, Carrie Whittington, Katherine Whittington, Rosemary Whittington, Rebecca Whittington and Nicholas Whittington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 until 9:45 a.m. Thursday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

A vigil and rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation,, in care of the funeral home. Condolences can be left for the family at