Breckenridge Texan

Pauline Kime Joiner

Pauline Kime Joiner
October 16
10:55 2019

Pauline Kime Joiner, age 89 of Branson, Missouri, formerly of Breckenridge, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church with Father Donald Sackett officiating. Services have been entrusted to Morehart Mortuary.

Pauline Kime was born on June 14, 1930, in Breckenridge, Texas, to parents Alex and Anna Kime. She was the oldest and had two brothers, Arney and Ted. Pauline graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1948 and worked for her father’s company, Kime’s Motor Company, as a bookkeeper. She then attended a secretarial school in Abilene. In 1951, Pauline moved to Washington D.C. and took a clerical job for the Department of Commerce and the Independent Mover’s & Warehouseman’s Association. She returned to Breckenridge in 1953 and then in 1957 married Ben Karnes. They had one child, Alexa, in 1963. Pauline took a job as a bookkeeper for First National Bank before her marriage to H.A. Joiner in 1983. During their marriage, she ran his Farmer’s Home Apartments. Not one to be an idle bystander, Pauline was a member of several clubs and organizations, including the Civil Air Patrol, the Desk and Derrick Club, the Woman’s Forum, the Friends of Historic Breckenridge and Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church. She was a dedicated and hard worker in whatever endeavor she took on, including working at the church thrift shop, The Bargain Box, keeping it clean and tidy. She would sometimes attend services St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Worth, and loved attending their annual Greek festival. Pauline moved to Fort Worth to be closer to her doctors in 2005 and then to Branson to be near her daughter in 2007. While in the Assisted Living Facility, she filled her days typing and writing entries in her personal ledger books. She enjoyed Saturday Bingo nights, being outdoors, listening to music, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bing Crosby, and watching classic movies.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Anna Kime; two brothers, Arney Kime and Ted Kime; two husbands, Ben Karnes and H.A. Joiner; and one niece, Barbara DeMassey.

She is survived by her daughter, Alexa Brown and husband Les; her granddogs, Bella and Don Juan; two sisters-in-law, Mary Kime and Nancy Kime; one niece, Katina Brauer; six nephews, Christopher Kime, Steven Kime, Mark Kime, Chuck Wilbur, Paul Wilbur and Brian Wilbur; one great-niece, Emma Brauer; and three great-nephews, Alec Kime, Nicholas Kime and Zachary Kime.

Memorials may be made to the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Building Fund and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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