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Stephanie S. Polhans, age 60, of Marshall, MO, formerly of Ottumwa, IA, died Sunday, May 27, 2007, in the Center Point Medical Center in Independence, MO.

She was born May 12, 1947 at Kirksville, MO, a daughter of John and Dorothy Morris Polhans.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Milligan and her husband, Gregg, of Carpentersville, IL; an aunt, Rita Egbert of Memphis, MO; an uncle, Amiel Rea, Jr. of Carthage, IL; first cousins: Joyce (Dan) Morgan of Sycamore, MO, Mary (Lanny) Clatt of Luray, MO, John (Betty) Fry of Keokuk, IA, Cathy (Darrel) Seats of Deming, NM, Pam LaFrenz of Marshall, MO, Tom (Linda) LaFrenz and Sam (Carolyn) LaFrenz, all of Kahoka, MO, Rose Mary Rea, Mike (Evelyn) Rea and Richard (Mary) Rea, all of Carthage, IL, Mary Jo Morris of Columbia, MO, John (Cathy) Morris of Keokuk, IA, Ron Morris of Kirksville, MO, Mary Ann (Don) Troutman of Memphis, MO, Patty (Nelson) Golbricht of Gorin, MO, George Egbert of Georgia, Lois (Jim) Branch and Jim Thomas, all of Gorin, MO, and Gary Thomas of Libertyville, IL; special friends Janet, John and Jerry Waterkotte, all of Quincy, IL; as well as other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Steve.

Stephanie was a graduate of Wyaconda High School and received her masters in English from Northeast Missouri State Teacher’s Colllege in Kirksville. She was an educator all of her life. She taught in Keokuk and Quincy High Schools and for 18 years at Indian Hills Community College. She was currently a professor at Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO and an on-line instructor for Indian Hills Community College at Ottumwa.

She was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Marshall, MO, and was a

member of the American Women’s Association. For many years she was a consultant for

Longenberger baskets. She enjoyed gardening and was interested in pursuing her family genealogy. She participated in the local Relay for Life in Marshall and was active in the fight against cancer. She loved life and was an avid Notre Dame football fan and enjoyed attending games with her group. She especially loved her friends and family and the time she spent with them.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 1, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kahoka with Father Paul M. Hartley officiating. Burial will follow in the Wyaconda Cemetery.

Friends can call at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 11 a.m. Thursday with a public prayer service being conducted at 6 p.m. followed by family receiving friends until 8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Wyaconda Cemetery, St. Peters School and Church, or Indian Hills Community College Foundation.

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