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Eleanor L. Polhill

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

ROCK FALLS – Eleanor L. Polhill, 91, of Rock Falls, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Eleanor was born on Dec. 23, 1922, in Chadwick to Frederick and Hattie (Brisbane) Mohrman. She married Harlan Polhill on Feb. 14, 1948 in Pearl City. He preceded her in death in March 1975.

Eleanor retired from the CGH kitchen in 1985. She was a 25-plus-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She worked at Meals on Wheels in Rock Falls and in the Bingo kitchen until her health failed.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret (James) Barr of Rock Falls, Patricia (Clifford) Jacobs of Doniphen, Mo., and Gloria (Tim) Morrison of Warrensburg, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters and their spouses; and one grandchild.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m.Thursday at First Christian Church of Rock Falls, with the Revs. Richard Morris and Dennis Buss officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Lung Association. McDonald Funeral Home is handling arrangements; visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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