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Pauline A. (Schwitz) Buchanan

February 12, 1923 ~ March 6, 2022 (age 99)


Pauline Anna (Schwitz) Buchanan, 99, of Evansville, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2022. She was living at home and died from natural causes (Covid-free). Pauline was born in Evansville on February 12, 1923 to Otto and Zilpah (Moody) Schwitz. She was married for 56 years to Rev. Romule S. Buchanan and shared a lifelong Christian ministry.

At the age of 12 years old, Pauline accepted Jesus as her personal Savior, whom she faithfully served throughout her life. She served in Christian ministry along-side her husband, Rev. Romule S. Buchanan, in church pastorship and missionary outreach to Cuba, Haiti and Mexico. Pauline was the co-founder of two non-profit missionary organizations she created with her husband, Deeper Life Crusades (1957-1968) and Project Lifeline (1971-2010). From 1987 to 2001 Project Lifeline printed and published over 50 million Christian tracts, posters and teaching materials in 5 languages and distributed them free of charge for pastors, youth leaders, prison ministries, street preachers and missionaries in the U.S. and 10 foreign countries.

Pauline graduated from Central High School in 1941 and was an executive secretary for 28 years for architects; Ralph Legeman, Jack Wesley and Charles Saletta.

Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Romule Buchanan in 1999; her parents, Otto Paul Schwitz and Zilpah Moody Schwitz; her three brothers, Otto William Schwitz, Joseph Schwitz (Melvonia) and Franklin Schwitz (Dora) of Evansville. Her youngest son, Timothy Buchanan (Joanie), died February 25, 2022 from COVID-19.

Pauline is survived by her daughter, Donna Norrick and her oldest son, David Buchanan; and her daughter-in-law, Joanie Snyder Buchanan (Timothy), all of Evansville. She had 5 grandchildren; Toni Norrick-Davis Newman (David) of Boonville; Mikki Norrick Beam (Keith) of Piperton, TN; Chad Norrick of Nashville, TN; Joshua Buchanan (Brooklyn) and Shayla Buchanan Orman (Brandon) of Evansville. She also had 11 great-grandchildren; Ashley Davis Williams (Nick), Ragon Davis Phelam (Shane), Ridge Davis and Brady Davis; Chandler Norrick, Amelia Norrick and Katelyn Norrick; Lazaras Buchanan and Solomon Buchanan; Aliyah Orman and Liam Orman; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will not be any services. Denning Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon is overseeing the arrangements. Instead of flowers, Pauline requests that you make a memorial contribution to a local Christian Radio Station – Thy Word Network, Media Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 370, Haubstadt, IN 47639-0370.

Until we meet again. May the Holy Spirit of God, your Heavenly Father, richly bless you and your family with vibrant health, supernatural wisdom and abundant prosperity in everything you do in the name of God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

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