Pauline Wold


auline V. Dempsey Wold, 98, of Arkansas City, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at William Newton Hospital in Winfield.  

Cremation was effected.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Riverview Cemetery in Arkansas City. The Rev. Dennis Voth officiated.  Special music included “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Ave Maria” by Mario Lanza and “Amazing Grace” and “The Old Rugged Cross” by Alan Jackson. 

A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Arrangements were through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory of Arkansas City. Online condolences can be made at

Pauline was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Arkansas City, to Dennis and Ann (Lerch) Vannoy. She was reared and educated in Arkansas City, graduating from Arkansas City High School in 1939. She later attended Karlene Stewert Beauty College. 

Pauline married Jack Dempsey on Dec. 30, 1938, in Newkirk, Okla. The couple made their home in Arkansas City, where they raised their three children, James, Jack and Sharon. 

After, Jack’s death, Pauline married H.D. Sibley in Ponca City, Okla., and after his death, John “Jack” Wold in Laughlin, Neb. 

In 1994, Pauline moved to Arizona and later returned to the Arkansas City area. Pauline worked as a retail clerk for TG&Y, Kroger, Safeway and Woolworth’s. She was a longtime member of Central Christian Church of Arkansas City and the Ladies Auxiliary of Railroad Trainmen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Jack Dempsey, H.D. Sibley and John Wold; siblings, Robert Vannoy, Dennis Vannoy, Jack Vannoy, Dean Vannoy, Don Vannoy and Faye Hockersmith; son, James Dempsey; and grandchildren, Cynthia Jennings and Gary Jennings.

Survivors include a son, Jack L. Dempsey, of Goodyear, Ariz,; daughter, Sharon Campbell, of Arkansas City; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.

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