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Pansy H. Polson

January 24, 1921 October 29, 2018
Pansy H. Polson
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Pansy Hope Polson, 97, Knox County Nursing Home, died Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10:27 p.m.

She was born January 24, 1921 in Olney, Illinois to Turis Workman and Laura (Allen) Workman. She married Walter E. Polson on February 15, 1943 in Canton, MO. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1988. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and two brothers. Surviving are her two sons, Rhett (Suzanne) Polson, Castle Rock, CO, and Randall D. Polson, Mesa, AZ; a daughter, Connie (Bob) Dennis, Galesburg; grandchildren, Justin (Angela) Johnson, Stacy (Scott) Orcutt, Melanie (Aaron) Voss, Jon (Kim) Polson, Rhett (Katie) Polson, Brandi (Aaron) Young, Eason (Emily) Polson, and Luke Polson; great-grandchildren, Ashley Johnson, Corey (Crista) Johnson, Bailey Orcutt, Emma Voss, Jacob Young, Jake Polson, Mollie Young, Zack Voss, Ty Polson, Kamryn Polson, and Claire Polson; and one great-great granddaughter, Violet Johnson.

After moving to Galesburg in 1953, Pansy worked at Friendly Café for many years, she and Walter later owned the Corral Tavern and Restaurant and the Victoria grocery store. She worked at the Nauvoo Cheese Factory, bartended at the Airport Inn and the Moose Lodge, volunteered at the Cottage Corner and finally retired at the age of 80.

After her husbands passing, she moved to Whiting Hall and was there for 25 years before moving to Knox County Nursing Home in 2013.Many have seen her in earlier years walking around downtown as she did for many years. Her energy was limitless. She was spunky, independent, outspoken, and adored by all. Many of the employees at the nursing home often said they wanted to be just like her when they were 97. She loved her family with all her heart and soul and that love was mutual.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. There will be no services at this time. There will be a celebration of life in the spring of 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knox County Nursing Home. .

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Cemetery Details


East Linwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

W. Main St.
Galesburg, Illinoi 61401

W. Main St. Galesburg 61401 Illinoi
United States

Memorial Contribution

Knox County Nursing Home

800 N Market St.
Knoxville, Illinois 61401

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