URBANA – Polly L. Hoggatt, 75, of Urbana went to be with the Lord at 9:03 p.m. Friday (Feb. 28, 2014) at home surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral Services will be at the First Baptist Church of Champaign in Savoy (Burwash at Prospect) with Dr. Randy Gauger officiating at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana following the service. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Champaign in Savoy.
Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy, is in charge of arrangements.
Polly was born in Urbana on Oct. 10, 1938, to Joseph and Jennie Nalley; both are deceased.
She married Philip Hoggatt on Dec. 11, 1960, at the Webber Street Church of Christ. Phil and Polly were married for 53 years; he survives.
Polly attended the Webber Grade School and the Thornburn Junior High School where she met Phil in the seventh grade. She graduated from Villa Grove High School in 1956. While in high school, she received numerous awards for her vocal talents throughout Central Illinois.
Polly was preceded in death by her two brothers, Joseph and John Nalley.
She is survived by three children, Andrew (Tammy) Hoggatt of Champaign, Angela (Richard) Singletary of Winter Garden, Fla., and Melinda (Dirk) Mattson of San Antonio, Texas.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Adam (Brianna) Hoggatt of Rantoul, Sarah Hoggatt of Champaign, Tyler, Jacob, Hannah and Claire Singletary of Winter Garden, Fla., and Emerson and Ainsley Mattson of San Antonio, Texas.
She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Judith Manning of Wichita, Kan. She is also survived by two nieces, Susan (Joseph) Grandfield of Blue Mound and Sandra (Dan) Lampitt of Urbana; her cousin, David (Lisa) Wharmby of Oak Park, Calif.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Polly was previously employed at Collegiate Cap and Gown, Carle Clinic and Hospital and went on to serve as a supervisor with Illinois Bell Telephone Company in the Traffic Division in Champaign.
Polly was very involved with senior ministries and she served as the Assistant Director of the Prime Time program at the Webber Street Church of Christ and later as the Co-Director of the Senior Keenagers Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Champaign in Savoy.
Polly served as a longtime board member of the Half Century Club of Urbana. On Oct. 16, 2013, Polly and Phil were recognized as "Residents of Distinction" at the Half Century Club of Urbana's annual dinner.
She served on many committees throughout Central Illinois, including former memberships in the Evening Etude Club of C-U, the East Central Illinois Opera Guild, the East Central Illinois Alzheimer's Board of Directors, and many women's Bible study groups.
Polly was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Champaign in Savoy. She enjoyed Bible trivia, travel and spending time with her many close friends.
She truly loved her Lord, her beloved husband, children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed, but we do not grieve as those with no hope.
Polly's family would like to express their thanks to the wonderful services provided to her by Dr. Christian Wagner and Dr. Timothy Roberts of Carle Physician Group; Meadowbrook Assisted Living Facility; the Bickford Assisted Living Facility of Champaign - "Mary B" section; Diversified Health Care Services of Champaign; the staff at Champaign County Nursing Home Dementia and Alzheimer's Unit and also its Adult Day Care; the Urbana Fire and Rescue Teams; and most especially, the gifted staff of Harbor Light Hospice of Forsyth.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Harbor Light Hospice of Forsyth, East Central Illinois Foodbank, or the First Baptist Church of Champaign in Savoy through Morgan Memorial Chapel, Savoy.