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Polly Clinton

Polly Clinton

Flat Rock, NC
Polly Clinton of Hendersonville , born 1/2/1931 in Princeton, New Jersey died on November 6 at Elizabeth House after a brave battle with PSP , Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a very rare brain disease. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years Dick, just 2 months ago. She is survived by her daughter Betsy (Tom) Tyo of Naperville IL son Jonathan Clinton of Candler NC, granddaughter Julie Jastremski of Naperville, IL, grandsons Jeremy and Sean Clinton of Houston, TX , sister Dotti Sayre of West Grove, PA and other extended family. Polly was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a dear friend to many. Polly graduated from Trenton State Teacher’s College shortly before Dick & Polly were married in Princeton on 6/21/52. Polly taught 2nd grade and kindergarten until daughter Betsy was born. Dick and Polly lived in Poughkeepsie , NY, Naperville, IL and Houston, TX before retiring to Hendersonville in 1997. Polly loved to cook and entertain, was an avid reader, and enjoyed traveling. She was on the welcome committee for Carriage Park where she and Dick lived, and volunteered at Hendersonville Visitors Center for many years. She was also active in her church , First Congregational in Hendersonville serving on various committees, as an usher, greeter, social committee among others. A memorial service will be held 2:00pm Wednesday, November 11th at the First Congregational Church in Hendersonville with interment private . In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations in Polly’s memory to Four Seasons Elizabeth House or to CurePSP.org for a donation/tribute to Polly. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.