She was born on June 8, 1937, in Riverton, the youngest of eight children of Lester and Madeline Simmons.
Mrs. Poleo grew up in Riverton and graduated from Circleville High School in 1955. She then relocated to Waynesboro, Virginia, where she worked for the General Electric Company.
She was always active in her community and was a beloved wife, sister, and mother. She was long-time member of both the First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro, Virginia, and the Grandin Court Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia.
Her husband of 60 years, Joseph Poleo, Jr., preceded her in death.
Surviving are a son, Joseph Anthony and daughter-in-law, Linda Kay Poleo; nieces, Beverly, Dixie, Linda and Amy; and nephews, Bob, Bill, Carl and Robert.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Wayne, Jacob, and Paul; four sisters, Mary, Ruth, Martha and Faye; and a nephew, Randy.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on March 31 at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. April 1 in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Sam Harper officiating. Interment will be in North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton.
The family is requesting donations be made to the local Salvation Army or other local charity of one’s choice.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.