Inman, Pauline Young

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On September 2, 2018, Pauline (Polly) Young Inman, of Riner, formerly of Roanoke VA, beloved Mother, Nanna, and Sister went to meet her Lord and Savior. Born March 7, 1931, Norristown, PA, to the late, David Masten and Laura Ovella Yates Young, (Floyd, VA). The family returned to VA where she later met and married the love of her life, the late, Maynard Lee Inman Sr.

Survived by two daughters, Valerie Snell, Winston Salem, NC, Karen Inman Eggers, Riner VA, and one son M. Lee Inman Jr. (Sonya) Portsmouth, VA, Five grandsons, Michael J. and Joshua G. Snell, James Andrew Eggers, David Wesley and C. Tristan Inman, two sisters, Annie Y Merriam Lawrence KS, Ovella Y. Hartman and brother David B. Young Roanoke VA, sister in law, Ina I. Allen Danville, VA, special friends and “other sister’ Barbara and Buddy Ferguson, Roanoke VA, special niece and nephew, Beth Ann Wissman, KS, and Stephen L. Young, Roanoke VA, as well as many other much loved nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Masten Y. (Pete), John R., sister, Thelma Iris Young, and son-in-law Ray Emmett Snell.

Pauline was a long standing member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, as a member of the Dorothea Henry Chapter (Danville, VA) she served as Chapter Secretary and continued as an active member of the, Floyd Court House Chapter (Floyd VA). A member of Cambria Baptist Church, her personal missions included the food pantry, the Bland Missions, and the Women’s Resource Center.

Throughout her life Pauline quietly and without fanfare spent untold hours paying forward acts of kindness in return for those she received as a child, always adding her own special, caring touch. When she helped prepare and deliver food baskets she added something bright and cheery. When taking underprivileged children on Christmas shopping trips (sponsored by Leggett and N&W Railway) she stopped at Highs afterward to treat each child to an ice cream cone, whether it was sewing bed pads for the elderly, lap quilts for Vets, crocheting caps for cancer patients, afghans for babies and scarves to keep someone warm, or making rag dolls for traumatized children to hold and hug, what she created was more than functional, everything she made was a true reflection of the beauty of thought and caring that she put into each piece. She wanted recipients to know that (just as she wrote over the heart of each doll) God is Love.

Pauline was a creative force, very talented and unique, an artist, a crafter, a poet, a writer and a reader, a lover of animals, birds, nature, dramas, music, children and God. For those who loved or were loved by her, she created a very special place on her, “Golden Pond”

While floral remembrances are appreciated, the family suggest in lieu of flowers, donations be made to your local food pantry or Women’s resource center.

A celebration of Life services will be held at Cambria Baptist Church on September 5, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 12-1 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.