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Carolyn Ann (Cook) Pollard

August 29, 1951 ~ December 9, 2020 (age 69)

Obituary

Carolyn Ann Pollard, age 69, of St. Charles died peacefully Wednesday, December 9, 2020 surrounded by family & friends at her home in St. Charles.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at O'Leary Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM at O'Leary Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk.


Note:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, everyone attending is required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.  During the visitation, a limited number of people will be allowed in the funeral home.  You may have to wait outside.  For those attending the funeral, guests will be allowed to enter the building 15 minutes prior to the service and must wear a face masks and maintain social distancing between households.


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Carolyn Pollard's Life Story

Carolyn Ann (Cook) Pollard was born on August 28, 1951 to John and Jenny (Rhodes) Cook in St. Charles, Iowa.  She attended school in Martensdale and later went to work and retired from Printer Incorporation, where she worked in book publishing.

In 1968, Carolyn married Wilton Croy, Sr. where she gave birth to Wilton, Jr. and Ronnie, later divorcing.  Then in December of 1979, she married Eldon Pollard and gave birth to her third son James.

Carolyn was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Des Moines where she was on the dart league and won many rewards for placing in league tournaments.

She loved being outside enjoying the beauty of nature, planting and doing yard work, having quite the green thumb.  Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her boys getting outside to split wood and take trips to the scrap yard.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, John & Jenny Cook, brother’s Floyd Cook and Jack Cook, and sister-in-law Becky Cook.

Carolyn will forever be remembered by her children Wilton Croy, Jr. of St. Charles, Ronnie (Louise) Croy of St. Charles and James (Desiree) Pollard of California; her sister Phyllis (Burle) Croy, brother Bill (Vickie) Cook, sister-in-law Nancy Cook, as well as her six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved deeply.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carolyn Ann (Cook) Pollard, please visit our floral store.


Services

Open Viewing (family not present)
Wednesday
December 16, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
December 16, 2020

5:00 PM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

Please note
Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, everyone attending is required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. During the visitation, a limited number of people will be allowed in the funeral home. You may have to wait outside. For those attending the funeral, guests will be allowed to enter the building 15 minutes prior to the service and must wear a face masks and maintain social distancing between households.
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