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Mrs. Polly A. Knox

As originally published on Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

Polly A. Knox, 77, of Emmitsburg, was called to her eternal home Monday, June 9, 2008, at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Born January 20, 1931 in Sykesville, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Dorothy M. (Baumgardner) Knox.

Polly was a 1948 graduate of the Emmitsburg High School, and a 1951 graduate of the Frederick Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at various hospitals as a nursing supervisor throughout her career, retiring as deputy director of nursing for the evening shift at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. She was a life member of Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church in Emmitsburg, serving faithfully as past president of the church council, past president of the WELCA, and on various other committees. Polly was a board member and very active volunteer with the Emmitsburg Food Bank.

Surviving are a sister, Linda S. Knox of Fairfield, Pa., and brother and sister-in-law, Charles "Tom" and Doris A. Knox of Hanover, Pa. Also surviving are many cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg, with her pastor the Rev. Jon R. Greenstone officiating. Interment will follow in the Keysville Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Saturday, at the church.

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