NORMAL – Pauline "Polly" J. Hall, 86, of Normal, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at her home.|
Polly was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Lima, Ohio, the daughter of Paul and Theresa Hogan Finn. She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Richard "Dick" Hall.
Over the years, Polly and Dick lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, Shelbyville, Ind., and Mount Prospect before moving back to Lima when they retired.
Recently they moved to Normal to be closer to their children.
Also surviving are her children, Pamela (Daryl) Floit of Normal, Steve (Theresa) Hall of Wonder Lake, Rick (Mimi) Hall of Westchester, Ohio, and Mike (Judy Lynn) Hall of Crystal Lake; 12 grandchildren, Matt Floit, Aimee Scaramuzzo, Chastity Barnewolt, Lisa Rowan, Todd Floit, Melinda Hall, Rick Hall Jr., Wes Delk, David Hall, Frank Hall, Jeff Hall and Doug Hall; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Theresa "Sis" Graham of Lima, Ohio, and Leah Otto of Ottawa, Ohio; and a large number of loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Hall; and four siblings, Ed Finn, Mary Ogle, Carolyn Bailey and Patrick Finn.
Polly was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, avid reader, euchre enthusiast, crossword aficionada, cook extraordinaire and dedicated member of many civic organizations.
Polly was a 25-year member of the Lima Eagles No. 370 Auxiliary, where she held the offices of vice president, chaplain, trustee and treasurer.
She was a 25-year member of the Lima Moose No. 199 Auxiliary and held the offices of senior and junior regent, chaplain and secretary/treasurer.
Polly was a lifetime member of the VFW in Columbus Grove, a member of the Lima Red Hat Mamas, and a longtime patron of the Encore Theatre.
She also was a member of the Allen County Women's Democratic Auxiliary and served several years as an election judge.
Her greatest goal in life was to be an exceptional wife, mother and grandmother – roles to which she exceeded the highest expectations.
Her positive mental attitude carried her through every challenge in life and was a gift she shared with all who knew her.
Her celebration of life service is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Chiles-Laman Shawnee Chapel, 1170 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio. Guests are invited to join the family at the Lima Eagles No. 370 for a celebration luncheon after interment in Rockport Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Lima Eagles No. 370 Auxiliary or Lima Moose No. 199 Auxiliary.
Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of local arrangements.
For information, call the funeral home at 309-663-1968.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 29, 2012