OBITUARY

Ann Sheets Polachek

December 21, 1928August 7, 2016
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Ann Frances (Clatterbaugh) Sheets Polachek, 87, a longtime resident of Staunton, passed into the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. She had recently moved to be close to her daughter and resided in Country Meadows Assisted Living, Hershey, PA. Ann was born on December 21, 1928 in Mt Solon, a daughter of the late Robert Preston and Mary Clay (Siple) Clatterbaugh. She was a graduate of North River High School, class of 1946, and was married to Charles Sheets on July 18, 1947. She lost the love of her life at the age of 39, when Charles died of a sudden heart attack; leaving her with two teenage daughters to raise. She then married John Polachek of Charleroi, PA. In 1974 and was widowed again 13 years later. Ann was a devoted mother and wife, an immaculate housekeeper and wonderful southern cook. She worked as a sales clerk in the fabric department at Leggetts Department Store. Ann was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church and had at one time been a member of the church choir, the Ladies Sunday School Class and served on committees preparing cooked meals or lending a helping hand to those going through trials of their own. Later in life she enjoyed spending winters in Ft. Myers with her husband, John, until his death in 1987. Until her recent move to Hershey, PA., she resided over 3 years at Baldwin Park Independent Living. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles William Sheets and John Edward Polachek; a daughter, Deborah (Sheets) Nastelli at the age of 45 after courageously fighting breast and brain cancer; her brother, Paul Clatterbaugh; and sisters, Virginia VanLear, Dorothy Craun and Charlotte Fitzgerald. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia (Sheets) Yacisin and husband, Gary of Harrisburg, PA; grandchildren, Brad Yacisin of Palmyra, PA and Laura Seneca of Virginia Beach; great grandchildren, Hunter Seneca and Jackson Yacisin; and a step- great granddaughter, Gabby Seneca; a sister, Mary Wilson (Clatterbaugh) Spitler of Staunton. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church, 105 Garland Dr., Staunton, VA 24401 with Pastor Bobby Campbell officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the church. There will be a catered luncheon at the church immediately following the service. Burial will follow at Augusta Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in Ann's name may be donated to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA. 17011. The family of Ann wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the nurses and doctors on the 6th floor at Hershey Medical Center and to Compassionate Care Hospice who provided care, comfort and compassion in her last days. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.

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    Saturday, August 13, 2016

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 13, 2016

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    Saturday, August 13, 2016

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Rick Snyder

August 15, 2016

My deepest sympathy for your family's loss.

Issis family

August 14, 2016

Your loved one touched many hearts and lives and although it's hard to imagine the world without your mom, it is easy to imagine heaven rejoicing because she there. The ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and may God rest her soul in peace and give her family strength and patience.
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Antoinette, Alex, Amanda, Joey, Hanan, and Hanna Issis

August 12, 2016

To her precious family

As you know she was so dear to me. I can't express all the gratitude I have for you all and taking such great care of her in her last few years. She was one of a kind ! I will miss her silly laugh, long talks, visits and just picking up the phone to hear her sweet voice and give me good advice. She sure went out of her way to always support me and just lend an ear to listen. I will miss her so much but I know she is sitting at the throne of Jesus. I am forever grateful to have had her in my life!

Love Marion

Cathy Sterrett

August 10, 2016

I'm so sad I will not be able to be at the service. Ann was my other mother growing up. I spent as much time in her home as I did my own. Patricia and Debbie were like my sisters. I loved being there with them. Ann (Maw Squaw) was always full of fun and we were always trying to get her flustered. She did not like storms but I loved them... I stayed the night if it stormed and Charlie was on call. She would get aggravated with our antics and always said... Deed what am I gonna do with you all!! Deed was one of her famous words . She spent many hours driving us girls all over town yo dances and parties and movies. She was a great "other mother"! I know Patricia will miss her and she was a wonderful daughter. Yunch was wonderful with her and Laura and Brad and their families were her pride and joy! May God be with you all in the days ahead! Love you all! Cathy

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