Obituaries

Obituaries

Jo Ann Pollard 1948 - 2011 Lawrence

Jo Ann Pollard, 62, of Lawrence, died September 28, 2011 at her home.
She was born on November 13, 1948 in Richland, Washington the daughter of Edward and Victorine (Barland) Vetter Sr.
She received her BA degree in Information Management and Business from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Jo Ann retired from IBM after 34 years of service.
She was a member of the Roman Catholic faith and a former member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie, NY. Jo Ann enjoyed playing cards, animals, watching classic movies and gardening especially roses.
She is survived by a daughter, Diana L. Pollard (Harro Penk) of Poughkeepsie, NY., twins, Robert G. Pollard Jr. of Albany, NY. and Jennifer L. Pollard of San Diego, CA., her mother Victorine Vetter of Lawrence, two sisters, Jean Marie Vetter of Plantation, FL. and Catherine Bauer of Independence, MO. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her father, a brother Edward Vetter Jr., and a sister Barbara Weilert.
Jo Ann will lie in state on Saturday at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will follow at 6:00 p.m.
Cremation will follow with inurnment in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Lawrence Humane Society, Ease the Pain Fund and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603.
Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.