Pauline Elizabeth Quinnelly Jones, 85, of Jackson, Miss., formerly of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away Sunday July 14, 2013 from complications due to a stroke.
She was born May 18, 1928 to the late R.E. and Anna Blankenship of Parsons.
Polly, as known by her friends, graduated from Parsons High School and the University of Tennessee School of Nursing. She worked as a full-time registered nurse until her retirement at the age of 79.
Polly is preceded in death by her siblings, Marlin Blankenship, Billy Blankenship and Mary Sue Blankenship.
She is survived by two children, Bryan Quinnelly (Diana) of Bellevue, WA and Susan Kerkhof (Michael) of Indianapolis, IN; and also three grandchildren, Caroline Quinnelly of Boston, MA and Patrick and Grant Kerkhof of Indianapolis. Surviving siblings include Robert Blankenship of Wildersville, Tenn., June Sewell of Calvert City, KY, Morris Blankenship of Pittsboro, IN, Katy Woolridge of Logansport, IN and Bonnie Crisco of Tupelo, Miss.
Arrangements are being made with Parsons Mortuary.