Ollie M. Pollard, 89, of O’Fallon, Mo., formerly of Highland, died on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at Gardenview Care Center in O’Fallon, Mo.
Private graveside services were held at Highland City Cemetery, with the Rev. Leonard C. Laetsch, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Highland, officiating. Arrangements were handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
She was born on April 5, 1926 in Commerce, Mo., to Emil and Amanda (Koch) Sprenger. On June 5, 1948, she married Woodroe Wilson “Woody” Pollard. He passed away on Aug. 25, 2005.
After high school, Mrs. Pollard moved to St. Louis. It was there she meet her husband. They shared 57 wonderful years together.
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She was a member of the auxiliary to Highland VFW Post 5694 and was active with fish fries and many other VFW activities.
She was also a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Highland and the Ladies Aide of the church. She made quilts for missions, and many other things.
She moved to O’Fallon, Mo., in 2008.
Survivors include daughters, Doris M. (John) Edwards of O’Fallon, Mo., and Mary L. (James) Springer of St. Peters, Mo.; grandchildren, Jennifer C. (Louis) Henderson of O’Fallon of Mo., Steven M. (Tereasa) Edwards of Dardenne Prairie, Mo., and Darren W. (significant other Amanda Morgan) Dubach of Du Quoin, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Madeline S. Henderson, Alden S. Henderson, Morgan N. Edwards, Hayden R. Dubach of Mount Vernon, Ill., Kaelynn Vanderpool of Hamilton, Mont., and Karson M. Dubach; sisters, Virginia Wilfong of Advance, Mo., Margaret Ruhge of Melbourne, Fla., Linda Hensler of St. Charles, Mo., and Helen Butterfield of Meridian, Idaho; a brother, Paul (Lucy) Sprenger of O’Fallon, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Betty Sprenger of Jackson, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a grandchild, Eric R. Dubach, who died on July 8, 2011; a sister, Betty Myer; and a brother, Glenn Sprenger.
Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.