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Ella Mae "Penny" (Sams) Poalson

August 4, 1937 ~ October 15, 2017 (age 80)

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November 3, 2017

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Inurnment Service
November 4, 2017

11:00 AM
Garden of Memories Mausoleum
Northlawn Memorial Gardens 4441 State Road
Peninsula, OH 44264

Penny Poalson, 80, of Estero, Florida, formerly of Green, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017, surrounded by her family.  She was born August 4, 1937, in Akron, to the late Clarence and Gladys Sams.  She married the love of her life, Dale E. Poalson, on April 20, 1955.  Penny’s many talents included golf, playing cards, and being the unquestionable “Queen of Dominoes” amongst her family and friends.  Penny was a beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend who loved to entertain.  She enjoyed many years of camping with her young family throughout the United States.


Penny is survived by her husband, Dale E. Poalson; daughter, Holly Radovic; sons, John (Maribeth) and Steve (Penny) Poalson; grandsons, Nick and Dale Poalson; granddaughters, Ashley Jewart and Kirsten Reich; great-granddaughters, Olivia, Kalee Ray and Elliana; and great-grandson, Colt;  sister, Laura Yuhas; brother, Robert (Judy) Sams and brother-in-law Roger Poalson; She will be forever cherished in the hearts of her entire family.


A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Northlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, 4724 State Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264.  Family and friends may call on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6 to 9 P.M. at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (SR619), Akron, Ohio 44319.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ella’s name to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, 3760 Fowler St., Fort Myers, Florida 33901.   To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at


(330) 899-9107

Charitable donations may be made to:

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers FL 33901

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