You are invited to share in the life of Mary Pauline Whelan; age 85 of Snellville, GA; Artist, Authoress, Markswoman, Veteran of the U.S. Navy, purported to be linked to the Daughters of the Confederacy and Miss Atlanta of 1945. Born Mary Pauline Walker and married to John R. M. Whelan for 60 years. She was preceded by her husband and is survived by her son, Michael W.J. Whelan, who is married to Denise Smith Whelan. She is also survived by her daughter, Beverly Ann Schaner who is married to Thomas E. Schaner. Grandmother of 3; Stephen, Elizabeth and Sean; Great Grandmother of 3; Cassidy, Joshua and Jackson; at the time of her death she was a two blue star Grandmother. Born September 6th, 1927, and rejoined her husband with the prayers and support of her expanded family at her residence in the Scepter Assisted Living facility on October 17th, 2012. A Funeral Mass Celebrating the Life of Mary Pauline Whelan will be held Monday, October 22 at 2PM at St Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church. Interment will be held at Decatur City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00PM until 8:00PM, at the funeral home. Condolences may be viewed or sent to Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company” Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.