Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
OBITUARY - VIVIAN (BUTLER) POLLARD
Vivian POLLARD, 85, of Mount Ayr, formerly of Lenox, died November 20, 2005, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lenox. The Rev. Tan TRAN of St.
Patrick Catholic Church will officiate the service. Burial will be in North Fairview Cemetery at Lenox. Open visitation
will be 1 to 8 p.m. today with 6:30 p.m. rosary service at Coen-Beaty-Pearson Family Funeral Service, 300 N. Main St.,
Lenox. Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick Catholic Church, United Presbyterian Church or American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. POLLARD, daughter of Mae Ellen (WILCOX) and Harry Warren BUTLER, was born August 12, 1920, on a farm in Adams County.
She graduated from Lenox High School in 1939. On June 2, 1972, she married Robert Otto POLLARD in Kansas City, Mo. She
worked as an unofficial secretary for Esther DIXON for 25 years.
She was baptized and a member of the United Presbyterian Church before joining St. Patrick Catholic Church in 1964. She was
a member of Alter Society, Lenox Republican Ladies Club and American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include three cousins, Carolyn (husband Dr. James) CHROMY of Raleigh, N.C., Berneeta AUSTIN of Mount Ayr and
Roberta (husband Bob) LOCKHART of Lenox; two special friends, Jeannette LUTRICK of Mount Ayr and Cheryl WILSON of Lenox;
and other cousins and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1980 and special friend Ray VENTEICHER.
OBITUARY - VIVIAN (BUTLER) POLLARD
Vivian Phyllis POLLARD, only child of Harry Warren BUTLER and Mae Ellen (WILCOX) BUTLER, was born August 12, 1920 on a
farm in Adams County, Iowa.
When Vivian was three months old, the family moved to Kansas City, Missouri where her
father was a streetcar operator. Vivian and her family attended Covenant Presbyterian Church on E. 60th Street in Kansas
City. She and her friend Aylette BOWEN SILVER attended Mark Twain Elementary School. Aylette was her next door neighbor
and the best friend she ever had.
In 1932, the family moved back to Lenox where from September to March she attended a
rural school. They then moved into Lenox where she graduated with the class of 1939. After graduation, Vivian worked for
Esther DIXON for 25 years as her "unofficial secretary."
Vivian joined the American Legion Auxiliary in 1942. On a
beautiful Easter morning in 1943, she was baptized at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox; in 1964 she joined St.
Patrick Catholic Church.
She began working in 1967 for Mae WURSTER at a café in Lenox and also worked for Isabel
JENKINS. In 1972, she went to Kansas City to visit a friend, and met Robert Otto POLLARD. Robert was a war hero. He had
received four decorations for bravery and four bronze stars while serving in Normandy and Brittan and two bronze stars in
North Africa during WWII. After WWII, he re-enlisted and served in the Korean War. Robert and Vivian were married June 2,
1972 in Kansas City and moved back to Lenox in 1976.
She was a member of the St. Patrick Alter Society, the Lenox
Republican Ladies Club, a faithful Legion Auxiliary member, and always had masses said for relatives and friends. Vivian
sent birthday cards to all the women and girls of the Catholic church; always gave money to the valedictorian of the
graduating class at Lenox High School; gave baby books to new parents at the church; always gave money to the church and
charities even though she had a limited income. Vivian was always willing to share.
After Robert’s death in 1980 Vivian
suffered a stroke in 1982, from which she never fully recovered.
Vivian entered eternal rest on November 20, 2005 at Mount Ayr Health Care Center at the age of eighty-five years, three
months and ten days. She was laid to rest beside her husband, Robert in North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.
She was preceded in death by her mother in 1970, her father in 1972; her special friend, Ray VENTEICHER and her husband,
Robert in 1980.
Vivian is survived by three special cousins; Carolyn WILCOX (Dr. James) CHROMY, Raleigh, North
Carolina, Berneeta AUSTIN, Mt Ayr, Iowa; Roberta (Bob) LOCKHART, Lenox, Iowa; special friends, Jeannette LUTRICH, Mount
Ayr, Iowa, Cheryl WILSON, Lenox, Iowa and other relatives and friends.
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