Patricia A. Polkinghorne

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died July 8, 2012

Gladstone, MI
Patricia Ann Polkinghorne, age 82, of Gladstone passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 at home with her family at her side, following a lengthy illness.

Patricia was born April 19,1930 in Escanaba, Michigan, the daughter of Charles and Agnes (Boyle) Themel. She was united in marriage to Henry Polkinghorne on June 11, 1949 in Escanaba. In 1968 Patricia graduated from the nursing program at Bay de Noc College.She was the owner and operator of the Shady Acres Adult Foster Care Home in Gladstone from 1969 to 1980. Following her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family, relaxing at her camp in Stonington, going to the casino and Friday night fish frys. Patricia was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Escanaba and enjoyed sewing and crocheting, donating most of the items to the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul and various Veteran’s organizations.

Patricia is survived by three sons, David of Columbus, KS, Bruce (Lisa)of Great Bend, KS, and Paul (Lisa) of Skandia; three daughters, Sue (Jerry) DuRoy, Karen Cass, and Penny (Gordon) Rouse, all of Gladstone, 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (Barb) Themel of Wilson and James R. “Dick” (Hildagard) Themel of Colorado Springs, CO; three sisters, Dympna Gray of Gladstone, Judy (Robert) Hagen of Townsend WI, Sally (Jim) Vincent of St. Charles, MO, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, Melvin “Mike” Polkinghorne, and her parents.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 12 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone.Funeral Services will follow at 2:00PM at the funeral home with Gerald Glasure officiating. A luncheon will follow the services at the home of Patricia’s daughter Sue. Patricia will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.

6 Tributes for “Patricia A. Polkinghorne

    Pat was a pleasure to have known. I have been her hair dresser for many years, enjoying her presents in the salon as well as at her home in resent years. She always enjoyed talking about her family as well as what was in the News that week 🙂 Prayers for Pat and her family.

    Dear Patricia A. Polkinghorne family,
    I’m sending my deepest thoughts and prayers to the family. I lived next to your mother for the past 10 years and enjoyed her company and being her neighbor. May you have GODs blessing in this time of need.

    My sincere condolences to Sue, Penny, & all of the Polkinghorne family, for the loss of your Mom. I have fond memories of our “neighbors on the bluff”.
    My prayers are with you.

    Cheryl (Kalishek)

    Karen & Family,
    I used to work with Karen, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.

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