Nellie Frances Polivka

January 12, 1918 - February 9, 2020
Nellie Frances Polivka

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Nellie Frances Polivka, 102, formerly of St.Clairsville, OH passed away Sunday morning February 9, 2020.

She was born January 12, 1918 at Martins Ferry, OH a daughter of the late John and Antonina Kowalczyk Lojas with the given name of Aniela.

Nellie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville.

In addition to her parents Nellie was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Millard M. Polivka in 1992.

She was also preceded in death by her siblings: Albert (Josephine) Lojas, Mary Lojas, Helen (Henry) Duda, Frank Lojas, Alice (John) Zurek, John (Helen) Lojas, Walter ((Blanche) Lojas, Anna Lojas, Katherine (Bud) Snodgrass, and Victor (Nancy) Lojas.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ann (Lewis) Canter, Mt. Vernon, OH, her son Millard J. (Jin Lu) Polivka, Aurora, OH; seven grandchildren Michelle Canter (Wil) Duffy and Lewis (Heather) Canter both of Mt. Vernon, OH, Carl (Cheryl) Polivka, Ridgeville, SC, James Polivka, Spartanburg, SC, Justin (Megan) Polivka, Chesnee, SC, Alex and Andy Polivka of Aurora, OH; eleven great grandchildren, Makayla and Claire Duffy, Mt. Vernon and Dalton Canter and Treva Bodine of Mt. Vernon, OH, Veronica Parris, Caitlyn and Millard R. Polivka, Ridgeville, SC, Reid, Anna, Ava and Jude Polivka, Chesnee, SC and her sister Elizabeth (Joseph) Sall of St.Clairsville, OH.

Friends will be received 1-7 PM Sunday at Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists 204 W. Main St. St.Clairsville where a vigil service will be held at 4:30 PM.

Nellie’s Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at 11:00 AM Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church St.Clairsville with Fr. Thomas Chillog the Celebrant.

Entombment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH


Monday, February 17, 2020
11:00 AM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950


Sunday, February 16, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

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  • February 14, 2020
    Mary Zurek Burnett says:
    For so many years you were an “angel” here on earth and now you can spread your heavenly wings as you are now an official “angel” in heaven. God lent you to us here on earth for 102 years and now your soul will serve in heaven as well as watch over us here on earth. It is my hope that your soul can reunite with all your loved ones who will be there with you and especially my beloved mother, Alice. Tell her I miss her and love her. Although God has called you home , HE has left us all the wonderful memories we have of you. We love you and will miss you but are comforted knowing you are free of pain and are back home in Heaven with our Lord.

  • February 15, 2020
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