November 22, 1923 – April 2, 2021
Elaine Polk, 97, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico formerly of Abilene passed away peacefully in the care of Avamere Facility in Rio Rancho.
Graveside services for Mrs. Polk will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Elmwood Memorial Park. The family will receive guest at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home from 1-1:45 PM.
Elaine was born on November 22, 1923 in New Market, Iowa to the late Fred and Pearl (Thompson) Miller. She was raised and attended school in New Market. She moved to Abilene form Colorado Springs, CO in November of 1947. She married Virgil L. Polk in Abilene on March 4, 1948. Together they became the parents of their only child Virgil L. Polk, Jr. Once settled in Abilene Elaine began her career as switchboard operator at Abilene Christian University. She and her husband Virgil, Sr. faithfully attended and was a part of Woodlawn Church of Christ. Sadly she lost her husband of 53 years and lived independently and actively in Abilene until she relocated to New Mexico in 2011 to be closer to family. She will be remembered by her family as a loving, and gregarious person. She was an avid reader. Her life brings to a close a beautiful Christian legacy of faithfulness unto the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband; siblings, Irvin, Fred, Jr., Howard, and Dean Miller, Thelma Slump, and Betty Cooper.
She is survived by her devoted son, Virgil L. Polk, Jr. and his wife JoAnn of Rio Rancho; granddaughters, Kimberly Simmons and her husband Charles of Mansfield, TX, Shannon Lowe and her husband Matt of Arlington, TX; great-grandchildren, Karly Simmons, Kelsie Simmons, Cater Simmons, and Noah Lowe.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home
Elmwood Memorial Park
April 7, 2021
Sadly I remember our bible studies that brought me to the Lord. Your kindness and understanding of faith that you shared with me,stays here till my time comes . I have missed you through the past,when I couldn't visit you and I will miss you more now. I loved you and Virgil and always will. Rest in Peace. Lord has a special place for you.
April 6, 2021
I can only imagine how our Father in heaven is so Very pleased with his good and faithful servant and ow how Virgil's arms must be open wide!It was an honor and a privilege to have known such an Amazing woman of God! I have always been blown away by your walk with Christ!You two are the definition of True Christians!I was a young child when Mom and Dad met you and Virgil sweetest souls ever!I have Never in my entire life met such an Extraordinary Precious couple with such Love,Compassion,Sincere humility as you two.I remember when I was working at the Mall many years ago and got to see you both everyday on your daily walk. Virgil and Elaine represented God so we'll you raised the bar!My sincere condolences and prayers for comfort to Virgil Jr & Family!God truly blessed you with your parents! Love,Trina Montez
April 3, 2021