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Polly A. (Claypoole) Stoughton

May 4, 1940 ~ July 13, 2019 (age 79)


Polly A. Stoughton, 79, of Concord Township, Chicora, died Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Sunnyview Nursing Facility in Butler.

Born May 4, 1940, in the converted Pisor School House, Washington Township, Butler County, Polly was the daughter of the late Gilbert Y. and Daisy Pisor Claypoole.

On November 23, 1957, Polly married Harold Stoughton at the Ridgeville Methodist Church.  He preceded her in death June 2, 2008.  She was a homemaker and worked side by side with Harold on the family farm.  In her youth, Polly grew up on a farm, milking cows and working in the fields, often barefooted in order to save her shoes for church and school.  Polly took pride in her baking of pies and cream puffs for dinners at Zion Lutheran Church, of which she was a member, and other special events.  During harvest time, she and her mother-in-law would prepare holiday-size meals to feed all the farm help. She also enjoyed quilting and cross stitching.

Polly is survived by four children, Dr. Thomas L. Stoughton and his wife, Susan, of Florence, SC, JoAnn Reed and her husband Ray, of Deltona, FL, Arlene Smith and her husband, John, and Lewis Stoughton and his wife, Stacy, all of Chicora; thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two sisters, her twin, Nellie Shields and her husband, Jim, of Forestville and Elsie Jordan of Sandy Lake.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, and a grandchild.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, 266 Zion Church Rd., Chicora, where a funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Ginger DiTullio and Rev. Glenn Kohlhepp, officiating.  Interment will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit

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