Pauline “Polly” Schiefer

April 15, 1939 ‒ August 06, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Pauline “Polly” Schiefer, 77, of Delaware, OH passed away Saturday morning August 6, 2016 at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 15, 1939 in Oceola, Ohio to the late Clifford and Elizabeth (Lecrone) Wilson and later graduated from Holmes Liberty High School.

Polly worked as an accounting clerk for Wendy’s International retiring after 22 years. She was a member of the Delaware Lions Club, Delaware Hayes Boosters, Order of the Eastern Star in Nevada and a board member for the River Oaks Condo Association in Delaware. She loved gardening, working in her flower beds and attending her grandsons ball games.

Polly loved the holidays especially Christmas. She always started her shopping in July on QVC. She also enjoyed the New Year’s Eve sleepovers with her grandsons. She was very proud of her “beautiful family”, always commenting and telling others what a wonderful family she had.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Wendy (Michael Thompson) Schiefer and Julie (David) McKenzie all of Delaware; four grandsons, Eian and Westin Banks and Devon and Austin McKenzie; one great granddaughter, Ella Banks; two sisters, Phyllis Tschanen of Nevada and Joan Harden of Newark.

In addition to her parents, Polly was preceded in death by her special companion Tootsie.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Harbor Light Hospice for the wonderful care provided to Polly.

The family will receive friends on Saturday August 13, 2016 from 2 – 4 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. A reception will follow in the Snyder Rodman Community Room. Burial will be held at a later date in Nevada, Ohio.

Contributions in Polly’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 SR 37 E, Delaware, OH 43015 or to the donor’s choice of charity.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Schiefer family.

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  • Dear Julie, Wendy and families,
    Our deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of your amazing Mom and Grandma. We know you will miss her tremendously and hope you can find peace in the wonderful memories that you all share.

    Lots of Love,
    Mick, Beth, Hollie and Chelsea Amato

  • Wendy and Family,
    I didn’t know your mom real well but the few times I had the pleasure of visiting with
    her, she was delightful, warm and the ultimate mother figure. How wonderful to have had her in your life, with all the joys and memories she made for you and your sister, your children, and grandchildren. I know she left a strong mark in all of your lives, let that carry you through in the coming days and weeks.

    Hugs and Love,
    John, Jamie, Morgan and Kyle

  • Prayers come your way, at this time of loss. Sincere sympathy to you Wendy and all your family. Your Mom was fun and enjoyed our visits.

  • Dear Wendy and Julie…..I am so sorry. I will miss her Christmas card, she sent one every year. A sweet lady.

  • To my sisters family I send this with a heavy heart but also with wonderful memories Polly and I shared from stories of old to what was happening in our daily lives.
    I am missing her now and will till we meet again.
    Love to all Aunt Jo

  • To my dear cousins,
    Aunt Polly was such a special person. I will cherish the memories I have of her and growing up spending time in the summer at your home. God be with you all during this time and the coming months.

    Love ya much

  • Dear Wendy, Julie and Families;

    Our memories of Aunt Polly will be cherished forever. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim and Dodie

  • Wendy and Julie,
    You were like family to me! I loved your mom ! I am so sorry you lost her so early. I will look forward to celebrating her life with you on Saturday ! My deepest condolences and love!
    Bridgett (Walcutt) Linville💕

  • Dearest Wendy and Family,

    You are all so blessed to have had such a sweet and loving woman in your family. Pauline was always in such good spirits and upbeat every time I saw her. She had such a sweetness and kindness that resonated from her. She will be dearly missed by those who knew her and loved her. We are so sorry for your loss and pray God’s peace for your hurting hearts. Heaven has truly gained an angel!