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Nellie Frances Polivka

January 12, 1918 - February 9, 2020

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

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel

204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43906

Service Information

Date: Monday, February 17, 2020

Time: 11:00 am


Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel

204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43906

Cemetery Information


Holly Memorial Gardens

Colerain, OH

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