Pauline “Polly” Spohr, 78

Pauline “Polly” Spohr, 78, Centerville, Tenn., passed away on Dec. 20, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. Born on Aug. 13, 1942 in Alum Lick, Ky., Polly was the daughter of the late Oliver and Junie (Salmons) Prater.

Polly worked as a secretary for Gatke Manufacturing, Warsaw, and other companies for many years. On Aug. 5, 1980 she married George Spohr. After marrying, they moved to Bradenton, Fla., and managed rental properties there. After living in Bradenton for many years, Polly and George moved to Tennessee. Sadly, George passed away on Nov. 8, 2010, and Polly relocated to Indiana before eventually moving back to Tennessee.

An avid reader, Polly also enjoyed her time baking, watching travel shows and crocheting. She made decorative items for those she loved, including an afghan for each family member. Polly always helped others, even if doing so meant she had to go without.

The loving memory of Pauline “Polly” Spohr will be forever cherished by her sons, Larry Bradford, Columbia, Tenn., Rev. Gregory (LuAnn) Bradford, Argos, Charles (Michele) Bradford, Bradenton, Fla., and Keith Bradford, Centerville, Tenn.; brother Jerry Prater, Duck River, Tenn.; sister, Willadean Skaggs, North Port, Fla.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Polly was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Roger D. Prater; and daughter-in-law, Kimberly Bradford.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. Burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Servia.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Pauline “Polly” Spohr, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or The American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202.

The family of Pauline “Polly” Spohr has entrusted McDonald Funeral Home, Centerville, Tenn. and McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with final arrangements.

Posted on 2021 Jan 11