Shirley C. Pollard

Shirley C. Pollard

Shirley C. Pollard, 92, Hannibal, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Shirley was born Nov. 21, 1926, in New Windsor, Ill., to LaVern and Marjorie Livingston Carlson. She was married to Archie V. (Bill) Pollard on Sept. 20, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas. He passed on Oct. 12, 1991. 

Survivors include sons Larry Pollard (Karen), Owensboro, Ky.; and Bruce Pollard (Gwenda), Hannibal; grandchildren, Dustin Pollard (Andrea) and Amy Jo Moore (Jeff); great-grandchildren Tyler Pollard (Hanna Keene), Clayton Pollard (Chelsea), Sadie Pollard (Keegan Mortensen), Cooper Stotts, Caden Stotts, Ailah Miller, Adyliegh Miller, Phoebe Moore and Pyper Joe Moore.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother in-law, Mary Jane and Dean Anderson; and daughter in-law, Patty Pollard.

She graduated from New Windsor High School in 1944.

Professionally, Shirley worked at the Palmyra Spectator for many years as a proof reader and then in the offices of American Safety.

She was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, and Wednesday morning Bible study. She was a 60 year member of Town and Country Club and “The Card Club”. 

She volunteered by delivering books from the library and meals from the nutrition center to shut-ins. She was a member of the Sunshine Ladies at Maple Lawn. Her most loved hobbies included playing cards, reading and doing word search puzzles.

Funeral services will be at at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Wes Gehrke will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Palmyra,

Pallbearers will be Dustin Pollard, Tyler Pollard, Clayton Pollard, Jeff Moore, Rendell Hoenes and David Hoenes.

Family and friends are invited to Shirley’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held Friday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

Memorials may be made to Palmyra Nutrition Center, 219 W. Ross St., Palmyra, Mo. 63461 or Zion Lutheran Church.

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