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Rosemary E. (Butts) Pollard, RN

Rosemary E. PollardRosemary E. (Butts) Pollard, RN, 67, of Ringtown, passed away early Tuesday morning at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Shenandoah, Dec. 3, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Stella (Komosinski) Butts.

Rosemary was a 1967 graduate of the former Shenandoah Catholic High School and then earned her nursing degree from the former Ashland State Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a retired registered nurse, having worked at the former Ashland State General Hospital.

On May 22, 1971, in St. Casimir’s Church, Shenandoah, she married Howard F. Pollard, who survives.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly St. Casimir Parish, and the VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary, Ashland.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her brother, Charles F. Butts.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 45 years, Howard F. Pollard, are a son, Howard C. Pollard and his wife, Donna, Swedesboro, N.J.; two cherished granddaughters, Lainey Rose and Livy Elizabeth Pollard; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Rosemary will be sadly missed by her loving family and dear friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Casimir Church, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Interment will follow in St. Casimir Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Casimir Church. Shenandoah.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosemary E. (Butts) Pollard, RN Has 5 Condolences Posted:

  1. Roseann Cocco says:

    Dear Howie and family,
    I am so sorry. She was a wonderful woman and friend. I am going to miss her so much. I won’t be able to make the services tomorrow just got a knee replacement and can’t do steps but just know you and your family are in my prayers. I loved her like a Sister.

  2. Steve Toth says:

    Mr. Pollard & Howie,
    My deepest sympathies on the passing of Mrs. Pollard. She was a loving and caring person. I know she will be sadly missed. I remember her fondly from we were kids to our chance meetings as life progressed. Please know that you are in my prayers.

    Steve Toth

  3. Roseann Mitchell says:

    Howie & Family,
    Our deepest Sympathy for your Great Loss.
    We had NO knowledge of Rosemary being ill. If we had known, we would have gotten your address & visited her. Heaven has a beautiful Angel, she’ll be @ your side Always.
    In her FB posts she was so very proud of your family & esp. Howie jr. & her precious grand daughters. She loved her garden. May you find some peace, comfort & healing there .
    May Rosemary RIP & God hold her in the palm of his hand. Our Prayers & thoughts are w/ you ALL @ this most difficult time. God Bless. Hugs, Love. Rosen & Bobby Mitchell

  4. Patti Pittello Higgins says:

    To the Pollard family, I am shocked and saddened over Rosemary’s passing. I am an Ashland Hospital Nursing School classmate of hers. She was one of the kindest people I know who never had a bad thing to say about anyone.We kept in touch on FB where she let the world know of her deepest love for her family.She had a heart of gold.May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace.My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all of you. I will miss her dearly. God bless you.

  5. Ann Helwig says:

    Dear Howie and family:
    I am so sorry and so shocked about Rosemary’s passing. I had no idea she was ill and I was keeping up with all of you as her FB friend. She will be missed as a faithful member of our VFW Auxiliary and as a friend.
    I’m so sorry I won’t be able to attend the services on Saturday, since I’ll be in Gettysburg at a VFW meeting. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Prayers for Rosemary and you. RIP.