Pauline E. “Polly” Winchester

Pauline WinchesterPauline E. “Polly” Winchester, 84, of Rimersburg, PA, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at her home.

She was born September 20, 1932 in Jersey Shore, PA, the daughter of Howard J. and Anna Rose (Steppe) Wool.

Polly was a member of the St. Andrews Catholic Church, Butler.

For many years Polly worked as a manager at Capt. John’s until she decided to become her own boss.

From 1969 – 1977 she owned her own trucking company, then from 1977 – 1994 Polly owned and operated the Polly Rocket Parrot Hotel at Brady’s Bend.

In 1991, she opened Polly’s Ice Cream and operated until 2000.

In her spare time, she loved arts and crafts, playing cards, and especially playing Scrabble. Polly also enjoyed listening to bluegrass music.

She will be deeply missed by her second husband, James Michael “Mike” Smail; two sons, Eugene “Moose” Winchester and wife, Debbie, of Weedville, and Gordon Winchester and wife, Alice, of Rimersburg; three daughters, Patricia Morris of Petrolia, Robin Morreti of Clarion, and Debbie Mauck and husband, Guy, of Witchita, KS; twenty grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; four brothers, Walter “Hetz” Wool, George Wool, Howard “Frog” Wool, Jr., and James Wool all of Jersey Shore; four sisters, Alice Pervis, Carolyn Fisher, Anna Fink, and Rose Bueno all of Jersey Shore; a sister-in-law, Kathy Wallace and husband, Richard, of Brookville; four step-children, Keli Brown and husband, Roger, of Shippenville, Kristen Smail of Brookville, Kenneth Smail of Brookville, and Kevin Smail and wife, Jamie, of Sigel; and her beloved dog, Sunshine.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Eugene Allen Winchester who died December 4, 2004; a son, Jeffery Winchester; a grandson, Matthew H. Kelzenberg while serving in the Marine Corps; a brother, Norman “Buddy” Wool; and two sisters, Mildred H. Embrick and Mary Wool.

Relatives and friends will be received from 2 PM until the time of funeral services at 4 PM on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 758 Main Street, Rimersburg, PA, with the Rev. William Kuba officiating.

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