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Polite, Mary Virginia
Mary Virginia Polite, 91, of Albuquerque, NM, formerly of Galesburg, died on Saturday, June 26, 2010 in New Mexico.

She was born January 20, 1919 in Galesburg, the daughter of William and Louise Burns Worden. She married Douglas William Polite on June 9, 1938 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Galesburg. He preceded her in death in 1998. Surviving Mary are five sons, Douglas Jr. (Rosalie) of Sherman, IL, Patrick (Rhonda) of Granger, IN, Michael (Danica) of Libertyville, IL, Philip (Sandy Huber) of Dorsey, IL, and Frank (Rhonda) of Dunlap, IL; two daughters, Mary (Rick) Cline of Orion, IL and Patrice (John) Smedinghoff of Albuquerque, NM. Also surviving is a brother, Robert (Peggy) Worden of Arizona; sister-in-law, Lorraine Worden of Galesburg; thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded by two brothers, Ed and Bill, and two sisters, Kate and Betty.

Mary was a homemaker. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and Foresters.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8p.m. at Watson Funeral Home with the rosary at 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Corpus Christi, Costa Catholic Academy, or the Alzheimer's Association. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.watsonfh.net.
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