Helen Polk


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Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 5:34 pm
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Helen Cole Polk, of Peoria, Ill., died Dec. 20, 2012.
Private burial services were held at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Salem Lutheran Church, Peoria, at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, Peoria, or to any charity of choice.
She was born Dec. 2, 1927, in Alpha, to Clint and Florence Rutledge Cole. She married Daryl Johnson in 1947, and later married Willard Polk in 1975.
Surviving are three sons, Steven and Delores Johnson, Issaquah, Wash., Richard and Rhonda Johnson, Helotes, Texas, Bradley and Lynda Johnson, Mesa, Ariz.; and stepson, Bill and Linda Polk, Chillicothe, Ill. Also surviving are grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Wallin, Alpha, and Martha Plunkett, Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.












 



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