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1944 Kathleen 2021

Kathleen Paulette (Ruhnke) Pagano

January 13, 1944 — November 7, 2021

Kathleen Paulette Pagano of Tuscola, TX gained her angel wings on November 7, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was a beloved mother and grandmother.

Kathleen was born in Chicago, IL on January 13, 1944 to Leon and Stephanie Ruhnke. She attended Providence High School. Kathleen married Frank Pagano on September 3, 1966. She had many job careers throughout her life but the ones she enjoyed the most were taking care of her children, grandchildren and her church family. Kathleen had a huge heart with a passion for animals and was willing to help anyone in need.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents Leon and Stephanie Ruhnke, brother Don Ruhnke , several aunts and uncles, and granddaughter Ashley Pagano.

Kathleen is survived by her brother Skip Ruhnke, several nieces and nephews. Her best friend and husband Frank Pagano. Daughter Paula Murphy and husband Chris, their children Kelsey and Casey. Son Ronald Pagano and his children Gabriell and Christopher. Daughter Kimberly Denton and husband James, their children Christian and Nathan, and several by marriage. Daughter Sharon Hodges and husband Larry, their children Jennifer, Ty, Rileigh, and Laramie. Son Wayne Pagano. Daughter Deborah Todd and husband Nathan, their child Savannah. Daughter Rebecca Breeding and husband Garey, their children Eleesa, Dacee, and Nolan. Daughter Megan Jamar and husband Tim, their children Kaylee and Hannah. Daughter Chenoa Matthews and husband Nathan, their children Chainin and Neela. Along with thirty-two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 12, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Gateway Baptist Church

3733 U.S. 84, Tuscola, TX 79562

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