Faye Polka

Faye Polka

Faye M. (Clawson) Polka, 72, of Shady Plain, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at home.

Born Dec. 28, 1946, in Natrona Heights, she was a daughter of Charles R. Clawson and Marian (Beitel) Clawson.

Faye was a 1964 graduate of Elders Ridge High School, worked for the United States Postal Service at the former mail processing plant in Youngwood, and retired in 2012. She was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Apollo.

Faye enjoyed reading romance novels, but most loved spending time with her family. She especially liked to attend her grandchildren’s sports events.

In addition to her parents, Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Polka, who passed away Dec. 10, 2011; a grandson, Victor Shaw; a brother, Charles T. Clawson; and a sister, Sandra Polka.

Faye is survived by her children: Richard M. (Terrie) Polka, of Port Matilda; Carla M. (Todd) Stewart, of Saltsburg; Valerie B. (Vincent) Shaw, of Worthington; her grandchildren: Karl, Erika, Alexandra and Markus Polka; Cody and Kayleen Stewart; and Victoria and Timothy Shaw; a sister, Barbara Hartman, of Flatwoods, Ky.; and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Vincent Zidek at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Apollo. Entombment in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.

Memorial contributions may be made in Faye’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.