SIKESTON — Mary Ann "Polly" Lewis, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
She was born July 19, 1933, at Conway, Arkansas, to the late Dee and Zella (Shipp) McMillen. She was married to John Raymond "Jack" Lewis Oct. 4, 1952, in New Madrid, and he preceded her in death April 23, 2001.
A resident of the New Madrid, Kewanee, Matthews and Sikeston areas most of her life, Polly was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and had volunteered with the Meals on Wheels Program. She and Jack had been active members of the Sikeston Eagles Aries 3319 and the Sikeston Elks Lodge 2319.She was retired from Southwestern Bell after many years service as an operator and later in their Engineering Department.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Regina Lewis of Mayfield, Kentucky; two daughters, Paula Lewis and Mary Denise Lewis both of Sikeston; and one sister, Vera Knapp of Imperial. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Robert Lewis, Lauri Pendel, Madolyn Watkins and Alexis Morgan; and three great-grandchildren, Jack Lewis, Silas Pendel and Slade Pendel.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by two daughters, Libby Lewis and Jacqueline Mason.
Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, from 11 a.m. until time for services at 1 p.m. at Blanchard Funeral Chapel. Father David Dohogne, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery at New Madrid.
Pallbearers will be: Robert Lewis, Trent Pendel, Mason Watkins, Zac Morgan, Nathan Beck and Nick Beck.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at blanchardfuneral.com.