Paulette A. Polen, age 69, of New Dawn Health Care Center, Dover, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in The Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia, following a long illness.
Born August 26, 1943, at Dover, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Edna Withrow Polen. Paulette attended Starlight School from the age of fourteen, and was employed by Starlight Enterprises. She was a member of the Dollar-and-a-Quarter Club, and the Good Shepherd's Class of New Philadelphia's First Baptist Church. Paulette enjoyed going out to eat, playing Bingo and music – especially gospel.
Survivors include a sister, Kathleen (Paul) Jones of Tuscarawas; a brother, Byron (Twila) Polen of St. Clair Shores, MI; a niece and four nephews, as well as great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents, Paulette was preceded in death by two sisters, Jacqueline Pineda and Deborah Wilde; a brother, Larry Polen; and a niece, Rachelle Jones.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, 246 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 6 – 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home, with Hospice Chaplain Chad Durfee officiating. Burial will be in New Cumberland Cemetery. Following the committal, there will be a luncheon in the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center on the Boulevard in Dover. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Paulette, please visit the Obituaries and Flowers link on the funeral home's website.
The family suggests that contributions in Paulette's memory be made to Tuscarawas Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities, 610 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663, or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.