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Kathryn Joan Thoms of Clinton

Kathryn Joan (Polen) Thoms, age 85, of Clinton, Il, passed away at Decatur Memorial Hospital 2:22a.m. on Oct. 21,2013.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Friday Oct. 25, 2013 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton Il with Rev. Stephen Killion officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. 

Joan was born July 21, 1928 in Clinton, Il, daughter of Carl F. Stoll and Lillian (Johnston) Stoll. She married Harry D. Polen July 19, 1946 in Tacoma, Washington and later married Herbert “Bud” Thoms Dec. 27th, 1975 in Clinton, Il.

Joan is survived by: son Steve (Merlin) Polen, Clinton, Il, son, Scott Polen, Clinton, Il, daughter-in laws Alice Polen, Decatur, Il and Rosa Perez, Costa Rica, one sister Peggy Taylor, Clinton, Il, 6 step-children, 6 grandchildren, Jeff Polen, Jamie Polen, Tisha (Polen) Adams, Chris Landstrom, Chassidy Houser, and Charlie Gironimi, 10 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, James Polen, one grandson Todd James Polen, and husband Herbert “Bud” Thoms.

Joan was a member of First United Methodist Church in Clinton, Il. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was well known in the community. She will be deeply missed by all her family who loved her and by all her friends and acquaintances.