Mary Ann Polus

April 7, 1921 - May 30, 2008

04/07/1921 - 05/30/2008

Past Services

Tuesday June 03, 2008
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Wednesday June 04, 2008
Park View Memorial
Waddles Run Rd., RD 4, Box 127
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-1320 La | Directions
Wednesday June 04, 2008
11:00 am
St. John's Catholic Church
622 Main St.
Benwood, WV 26031
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

POLUS, Mary Ann Hornak, 87, of Benwood, died Friday, May 30, 2008 in Wheeling Hospital.

Mary was born April 7, 1921 in Czechoslovakia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes Hornak. She was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church, Benwood and the American Legion Auxiliary, Post No. 46, Benwood. She was a former employee of the Marx Toy Plant; the Marsh Tobacco Plant, Wheeling; and was known as Benwood’s favorite Avon lady.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew J. Polus in 2000; a sister, Agnes Hornak; and a grandson, Mark Zearott.

Surviving are her two daughters, Rosemarie Zearott and her husband, Jack of Benwood and Barbara Flading and her husband, John of McMechen; a brother, Joseph Hornak of Benwood; three granddaughters, Amy Hicks and her husband, Michael of Glen Dale, Angela Salatino and her husband, Derek of Warwood and Mallory Zearott of Benwood; a great-grandson, Aaron Michael Hicks; a great-granddaughter, Elyse Hicks, who is due to be born in one week; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 3-5 and 7-9 pm, Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street. McMechen, where a vigil service will be held at 3 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at St. Johns Catholic Church, Benwood, with the Rev. Joseph Hayden, S.J. as celebrant. Entombment will be in Parkview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Catholic Church, 622 Main Street, Benwood, WV 26031.

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Karen Green
8 years ago

Barb & Rose, I am saddened to hear that your mom passed away. I know you are going through a very difficult time. It it so hard and painful to lose someone close to us especially our mother. I know you will have memeories that will live in your hearts forever. The only consolation is knowing that someday we will all be reunited with our loved ones again. I have many fond memories of the numerous times I stayed at your house and always felt welcomed. The good times still bring a smile to my face.

Love, Karen

Rose Suraba Frasnelli
8 years ago

Barb & RoseMarie – my sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. I will miss seeing and talking with her across Main Street. My mom will miss her terribly, since they have been neighbors for as long as I can remember. May God bless and keep her safe until you see her again. May He bring peace and comfort to your heavy heart. God Bless.

Cheryl McCombs
8 years ago

Rose, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She may be gone from this world but she will always be with you in your heart and mind.

Margie Suraba Yordan
8 years ago

Rosemarie and Barb I am so sorry to see that your mother has passed. I alway like your mother she was a very nice lady and she always made me laugh. My sincere condolences.