Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ MRS. GUY POLLEY
Mary Ellen STEPHENS, daughter of John Lindsey and Catherine STEPHENS, was born September -7, 1886, in Ringgold County,
Iowa, and departed this life August 9, 1959, in the Decatur County Hospital in Leon, at the age of 72 years, 10 months
and _8 days. She had been declining in health for the past year but never complained and always thought of others before
On February 23, 1911, she was united in marriage to Guy Earnest POLLEY. To this union were born five children -
Gladys (Mrs. Howard SHAW), of Lone Tree, __ce of Mount Pleasant, Mich. and Vesta Irene, Verne and Loren William, all
whom died in infancy.
She spent her entire life in Ringgold county, and taught in the rural schools prior to her marriage.
At the age of fourteen years, she joined the Baptist Church at Delphos and was a devoted and faithful member throughout
her entire life. Her devotion to the church and Christian principles were exemplified in everything she did. She always
gave so much more than she asked in return.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend and neighbor and all
who knew her will always cherish her memory. Her life was one of self-sacrifice and devotion.
She loved the out-of-doors and
enjoyed her garden, which was always much larger than necessary, so that she would have plenty to share with others.
To cherish her memory are her husband; daughter, Gladys and son-in-law, Howard; her son, Lee, and daughter-in-law,
Martha; six grandchildren, Kenneth, Mary Ann and Donna SHAW and Linda, Lorin and Helen POLLEY; two great-grandchildren;
six sisters, Mrs. Laura LINK of Clearfield, Mrs. Zella BLUNCK of Mount Ayr, and Mrs. Gladys SELLERS and Mrs. Ona KASTER of Des
Moines, Mrs. Vinnie GARRETT, of Delphos, and Mrs. Lela HARVEY of Lincoln, Neb.; seven brothers, Walter, of Diagonal, Allen
of Mount Ayr, Marion and Ray of Des Moines, Jesse, of Delphos, Roy, of Waterloo, and Paul, of Ames; nieces, nephews, and
a multitude of friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the First Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev.
Orville C. RINEHART. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Casketbearers were Jack MOORE, Lee POLLEY, Monte DAILEY,
Harold KASTER, Donald STEPHENS and Melvin STEPHENS.
Submission by Ann Wyer, April of 2012
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