Pauline (Julian) Hlavacek, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at El Dorado Springs, Missouri.
Pauline was born on December 18, 1924, in Cedar County, south of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Pauline was the oldest daughter of Harvey and Eunice Mae (Summer) Julian. She grew up in the Olympia, Virgil City, and Montevallo areas. She Graduated from the Walnut Grove School in 1939, and From El Dorado Springs High School in 1943. Pauline attended Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri, graduating with an Associate Art Degree in Education. She graduated from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.
Her teaching career included 3 years at Virgil City, 3 years at Greenridge near Olympia, 4 years at Pleasant Ridge southeast of El Dorado Springs. After school consolidation, she taught 24 years in the El Dorado Springs R-2 School District. She was teaching Language Arts in Junior High School at the time of her retirement in May 1980, a total of 34 years. Pauline enjoyed her teaching career very much.
She served on various education committees: Secretary-Treasurer of the El Dorado Springs Alumni Association; Sponsor of Elementary Student Council; President of Alpha Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, as sorority for women education; Secretary-Treasurer of Kay-Singer Tri Council of Alpha Delta Kappa; President, Vice President, Secretary Treasurer of the Sac-Osage Retired School Employee Association. While teaching, she was chosen as the Distinguished Teacher of the year in the 6th District of Missouri Retired Teacher Association. She was honored in Jefferson City, Missouri, September 14, 2011, at the Missouri Retired Teacher Convention, receiving a plaque and certificates.
Pauline was married to George Hlavacek on December 21, 1946, after his return from the Armed Services in Japan. To this union, one son, Dennis Hlavacek, was born on April 3, 1955.
At the age of 19, Pauline was saved and baptized at the Montevallo Baptist Church. She moved her membership to the First Baptist Church in El Dorado Springs when her husband George was saved and baptized. She has attended down through the years.
After retiring, she enjoyed making quilts, working jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, traveling with her son and husband, reading, fishing. She enjoyed Cooking for her family on birthdays, holidays, and any family get-togethers.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband George; son Dennis; parents Harvey and Eunice Julian; four brothers: Kenneth Lee Julian, Cecil Julian, Howard Julian, and John Julian; sisters-in-laws: Marie Julian, Faye Julian, Alice Julian-Brown, and Linda Julian.
She is survived by her grandson Michael Hlavacek and wife Christy of Springfield, Missouri; their 3 children: Kace, Ethan, and Madison; Daughter-in-law Dalinda Hlavacek of El Dorado Springs; sister Mary and husband Jack Lady of El Dorado Springs; brother Frank Julian and wife of Kansas City, Missouri. She leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, friends, and many students.
She will be missed by her family and those who knew her.