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The Telegram
  • Jennifer J. Polley

  • Jennifer J. Polley, 41, of Mohawk, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.

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  • Jennifer J. Polley, 41, of Mohawk, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
    She was born April 14, 1971, in Ilion, the daughter of Kenneth and Gloria (Brewer) Polley. Jen was a graduate of Mohawk High School, Herkimer County Community College and Utica College where she obtained her master’s degree. At the present time she was studying for her doctorial degree at Capella University. Jen was a professor at Bryant & Stratton College in Syracuse and also was an adjunct professor at Herkimer County Community College.
    Jen, during her free time, enjoyed reading, play Wii and traveling. She was an avid cyclist and swimmer who enjoyed the outdoors, especially her walks with her canine kids, Lakota and Shilah. Jen had a passion for teaching which she took pride in. She was a big fan of Winnie the Pooh. Her greatest love was her family and spending time with them. Her family and friends will miss her and her wonderful sense of humor.
    She is survived by her parents; Ken and Gloria Brewer, of Ilion; her grandfather, Squire Byard, of Ilion; her brothers and sister-in-law, Kenny Polley and his fiancée, Lisa Phillips, and Jeremy and Heather Polley, all of Ilion; her nieces and nephew, Megan, Hailey and Jeremy, Jr., and his fiancée, Haylee; great niece, Leah; her canine children, Lakota and Shilah; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Jen also leaves her very special and dear friends, Paulette Potter, Linda Windham and Allison Gauthier. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Grant Brewer, and grandmother, Jean Byard.
    Jen’s funeral service will be held 12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, from the chapel of the Graves-Applegate & Day Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, town of Frankfort, with Rev. Ed Reed and Deacon John Brewer co-officiating. Spring interment will take place in North Columbia Cemetery, Ilion, at the convenience of the family.
    Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, from 10 a.m until the time of the service at the funeral home. Contributions, in Jen’s memory, may be offered to the Herkimer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 73, Mohawk, NY 13407. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may given by visiting www.applegateandday.com. The family is being cared for by the Graves-Applegate & Day Funeral Home.
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