Obituary of Pauletta J. Broyles
West Branch, Iowa
Pauletta Joyce Broyles, 73, died Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, surrounded by her family.
A Celebration of Life Open House will be held Sunday, September 29th from 3-6 pm at Little Lights on Main in West Branch. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch is in charge of arrangements.
Pauletta was born December 2, 1945, the daughter of Ralph Gilmer Wall and Bonnie Novella Woody in Bluefield, WV. She was united in marriage to Charles Broyles on December 23, 1971. They later divorced but remained close. Pauletta was HACAP Director in Iowa City in the early 1970s, then a business owner when she and her family moved back to Giles County, Virginia. In more recent years, she was employed at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City.
Pauletta came from a musical family and enjoyed Gospel, Bluegrass, and Country music. She loved her dogs and was happiest when spending time with them and with her family, and keeping in touch with lifelong friends.
She is survived by her daughter Rebecca (Kevin) Knoche of West Branch; three grandchildren: Megan (David) Hoffman, Hannah Knoche, and Gabe Knoche; three great-grandchildren: Aspen, Aria, and Aiden Hoffman; brothers Dean (Paula) Woody of VA, Gilmer (Joyce) Woody of Iowa City; Ronald (Rhonda) Croy of Cedar Rapids, Edward (Sue) Wall of Waynesburg, OH; Darrel Wall of Magnolia, OH; sisters Joni (Jack) Richards of Waynesburg, OH, Adina Croy of West Branch and Willie Wolfe of Bland, VA, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, sister, Doris Connell; brothers Roger Woody and James Woody, Sr.; nieces Nanita Call and Teresa Woody; and a nephew, William Connell.