Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Mary E. (Carnahan) Polachek

Mary E. Polachek

Mary E. Polachek, age 76, formerly of Park Village, died Wednesday September 12, 2007 at the Heritage Care Center in Shelby, following an extended illness.

She was born July 12, 1931 in Plymouth, Ohio to the late Carl and Eleanor (Lofland) Carnahan. Mary was a former employee of Shelby Memorial Hospital where she was later a Red Cross volunteer. She was also a former employee of AMF in Shelby. She was a member of the Mansfield Grace Brethren Church.

Mary is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Janice and Raymond Lenczowski, of Port Clinton, and Jackie and Robert Felter, of Shelby; One son and his wife, Michael and Julie Polachek, of Atlanta, GA; 6 grandchildren, Jeff and Stacy Lenczowski, Jodie Lenczowski, Angie and Brad Winkle, Lori and Jim Parrott, Kevin Polachek, and Brett Polachek; 4 great grandchildren, Alivia, Spencer, and Cooper Parrott, and Taylor Winkle; 2 sisters, Evelyn Williamson, of Plymouth, and Jean and Homer Beard of Reynoldsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Polachek, on July 1, 1964, and one grandson, Jeremy Lenczowski in 1985.

Friends may call on Saturday, September 15, 2007 from 10-11AM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held at 11AM, with the Rev. Lester Vnasdale officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation or to the church.

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  1. Guest says:

    Family_of: Mary Polachek
    Your_Name: Jarrod Clabaugh

    Dear Jodie and Jeff,

    I never knew your grandma, but I know the pain of losing a grandparent and I hope the two of you and your family know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Should you need anything, know that my family and I are here for you in anyway possible.

    Warmest regards,
    Jarrod Clabaugh
    Family_of: Mary E. Polachek
    Your_Name: Margaret Briggs Myers


    My condolences go out to Mary’s Family. I spent many hours with Mary, many years ago, when we were kids. Evelyn and I were, and still are, very good friends. So, the good times are remembered. Mary had many hardships to handle in this life, but she is now at peace. Love and caring go out to all of you at this difficult time. Your friend, Margaret Briggs Myers.

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