Shadel, Eva Pauline "Polly"

Written by David Green.

Eva Pauline “Polly” Shadel, 90, of rural West Unity, Ohio, died Nov. 15, 2011, surrounded by her family at home.

She was born Oct. 20, 1921, in DuPont, Ohio, to the late George and Hazel (Anders) Watters. She married Duane C. Shadel on May 5, 2001, at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene, and he survives.

Polly spent most of her life in the Morenci and Fayette areas, and was a member of the Fayette Church of the Nazarene. She retired from Fayette Tubular Products following 22 years of service.

Surviving Polly besides her husband are a son, Jerry Ferguson of Edon, Ohio; a step-son, Don Shadel of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy (and Dale) Merillat of Hudson, Mich., and Alberta Bradley of Fayette; four brothers, George (and Bonnie) Watters of Adrian, Mich., Richard (and Mary Ann) Watters of Tecumseh, Mich., Albert (and Garnet) Watters of Spring City, Tenn., and Paul (and Phyllis) Watters of Adrian; one grandson, John Ferguson of Mesick, Mich; six great-grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen, Martha, and Estella; two brothers, Frank and William Watters; and a daughter in infancy.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Paul Baker officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial donations are suggested to CHP Hospice or the Fayette Church of the Nazarene.

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