Theodore “Ted” R. Pollard, 80 of Mt. Auburn, IL passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. He was born on July 24, 1934 in Mt. Auburn, IL the son of Theodore and Callie (Morgan) Pollard. He married M. Joanne Oller on July 1, 1955 in Edinburg Christian Parsonage, IL. He worked at Circle Steel for 33 years, he also worked at GSI Specialized Products and retired from the Mt. Auburn Water Dept.
In addition to his wife, M. Joanne of Mt. Auburn, he is survived by his by daughters: Susan (Doug) Key and Amy Hamm (Jay Germann) both of Taylorville, IL and Beth (Bob) Patrick of Mechanicsburg, IL; grandchildren: Jason (Becky) Erlenbush, Aaron (Ashley) Erlenbush, Bobby (Sammy) Patrick, Katie (Zac) Peel, Kaleigh and Tucker Hamm; great grandchildren: Weston Erlenbush, Abby Erlenbush, Walker Peel and Colton Peel; brother: Ronald (Judy) Pollard of Shelbyville, IL; sister: Donna (Charles) Requarth of Edinburg, IL; Brother-in-Law: Clifford (Marilyn) Oller of Edinburg, IL; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and parents-in-law: Allen and Marjorie Oller.
He joined Mt. Auburn Methodist Church at an early age, serving as a Lay Leader for many years. Ted was very faithful to his church. He also served on the Taylorville Community Credit Union Board for 49 years, the Mt. Auburn Village Board, and the Mt. Auburn Township Board for several years. He loved gardening, working in his woodshop and feeding and watching birds. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were very important to him. He was very proud of each one of them.
Visitation will be on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Mr. Auburn. Funeral Services will follow the visitation on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mt. Auburn. George Heinemann will officiate.
Inurnment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Mt. Auburn, IL
Memorials may be made to: United Methodist Church of Mt. Auburn, 202 S. Elm St., Mt. Auburn, IL.
Arrangements in care of Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL