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Pauline Meckes Oehlert: Longs

1931 – 2022

     Pauline “Polly” Meckes Oehlert of Longs passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 6. She was 91.

     Born May 20, 1931 in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Harvey F. Meckes and the late Blanche D. Dotter Meckes.

     Mrs. Oehlert enjoyed fellowship at Living Water Baptist Church. She worked as a seamstress with a children’s designer company, waitressed, and was a loving homemaker throughout her life.

     Mrs. Oehlert was an active member of Pine Needle Divas and proudly held the title of “Queen Diva”. She was a past member of Corvair Club and Corvette Owners Club in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. She enjoyed gardening, walking, and all forms of needlework and was an avid counted cross stitcher to the end. She traveled extensively with her second husband, seeing most of the U.S. in their Airstream trailer.

     In addition to spending most of her life in Royersford, Pennsylvania, she enjoyed homes in Ocean City, New Jersey, St. Petersburg, Florida, and most recently resided in Coastal South Carolina.

     Survivors include her daughter, Candice S. Walck and husband Mark J. Chest of Horry County; two sisters, Shirley Meckes Mest of Allentown, Pennsylvania and Burnetta Sweeney; the families of her second husband, R. James Oehlert and wife Beverly, Darlene Oehlert Weber, and Ronald E. Oehlert and wife Connie; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Oehlert was predeceased by her first husband Clayton D. Walck; second husband Robert E. Oehlert; four brothers, Charles Meckes, Sr, Harvey Meckes, Jr, Clifford Meckes, Sr, and Earl Meckes, Sr; and five sisters, Jane Smith, Loretta Mest, Ruby Schnell, Gloria Digilio, and Edith Andrews.

     Celebration of Life services will be held in both South Carolina and Pennsylvania at a later date. Interment will be held at Limerick Garden of Memories in Limerick, Pennsylvania at a later date.

     Those who wish may make memorials in Mrs. Oehlert’s name to North Myrtle Beach Humane Society, PO Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.

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