Pauline “Polly” Kaple

August 18, 1920 ‒ July 01, 2021

Delaware, Ohio

Pauline “Polly” Kaple passed away peacefully at Willow Brook Christian Village, Delaware OH on July 3, 2021 near her 101st birthday. She was preceded in death by husband, Stephen J. Kaple; sister, Helen Kruse and brother, Robert Butler.

She is survived by children: Katherine (Donald) Santos, Teresa (John) Thomas, and Stephen A. (Lorry) Kaple; grandchildren Tony and Nick LePore, Ben and Travis Thomas, Zach and Jeff Kaple; and many great grandchildren.  She is also survived by sisters: Imogene Sayer and Betty Lou Shilling; sister in law Patricia Kaple; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family extends their appreciation to the staff of Willow Brook and Heartland Hospice Services for the exceptional care provided to Polly. Memorials in Polly’s memory can be made to Centrum at Willow Brook, 100 Willow Brook Way South, Delaware OH 43015 (on note line–staff Christmas fund)

No services will take place, as Polly requested, but she will be forever loved and remembered by friends and family.

Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to be assisting the Kaple family with arrangements.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • So sorry for your loss. Polly will always be remembered for the sweet lady she was. Love to the family. Gayle Nist Bradley

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. May your Mom Rest In Peace in the arms of the Lord. God Bless You and the family. Love you, Carol

  • Dear Steve and family,

    I was saddened to read about the death of your mother. I know she will be greatly missed by all of you. Fortunately, it sounds like she had a long and blessed life and I know she leaves behind a wonderful and loving family.


    Teresa Watkins

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Polly’s death. I cleaned her apartment at Willowbrook for about 9 years. She was so nice to me. We had many talks and laughs. May she Rest In Peace. Cindy Moore

  • Theresa & Steve & families, we bought our first horse, Candy Kane, from your Mom & Dad. And I always think of your Mom when going past Pollyanna Street. She lived a good, long life. Take Care. Laurie (Thomas) Bauchmire and the late Danny Thomas
    The George R. Thomas family

  • David and I are so sorry for your loss. Although we have known your family for many years, I really got to know Polly while I was working with her at Willowbrook. She had such a beautiful smile and welcoming tone in her voice every time we came in to see her.. Try to focus on all of the wonderful memories of your times with her. We will keep your family in our prayers.
    David and Jennifer Corwin

  • Katherine, Teresa & Steve,
    My heart goes out to you, your family & all that knew Polly. I think of her often, especially when near WB, Pollyanna Drive & the nearby shopping plaza. Though I did not know her long, I appreciated her friendliness, kindness & smile. I am glad I got the opportunity to share with her a small portion of my life. Most off all, I am grateful my father & Polly met at Willow Brook & were able to form a special bond, though brief. I know he cherished their time together. You have my deepest condolences. Remember the good times.
    With all my sympathy, sincerely,
    Lynn Church-Akin

  • Kathryn and Steve, we’ll miss seeing you when you visit. Tom says that your Mom was his best neighber ever. We both enjoyed knowing her so much. Please accept our deepest sympathy. She left only smiles with us.

    With prayers and sympathy, Tom and Doris

  • Polly’s Family,

    What a lived life.
    I used to play euchre with Polly and boy could she play. She could most definitely take a set on nothing in her hand and leave you asking what just happened. Always that little grin and humble laugh; the perfect hostess.

    A mother who always spoke highly of her family too.

    Polly on Pollyanna. I shall always treasure that time in my life.

    Blessed memories,
    Donna Shaw

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