Esther Polen

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Esther M. Polen, 95, of Jackson died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at her home.

She was born Sept. 30, 1911, in Scopus, Mo., daughter of William "Joe" and Bessie May Mayfield Long. She and Russell Henry Polen were married Oct. 6, 1934, in Essex, Mo. He died Jan. 13, 2005.

Esther and her husband farmed in the Millersville community many years. They moved to Jackson in 2001. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Millersville.

Survivors include three sons, Richard Polen of Godfrey, Ill., Russell Polen of Jackson, Jeffrey Polen of Perryville, Mo.; a daughter, Betty Smith of Millersville; a brother, Ernest Long of Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Grace Yamnitz of Perryville; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a grandson.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after noon Sunday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Daniel Hale officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.