It is with a heavy heart we announce that Polly Sharon Galey became an angel on the morning of September 23, 2017, while being hospitalized at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
She was preceded in death by both parents; her daughter, Tracie; a brother; and four sisters.
Polly is survived by the love of her life and spouse of 26 years, Jean Norton; her son, Corbin (Nieve) Galey; and bonus children Kyle (Alexa) Canfield, daughter Kelly (Joe) Salter; and her grandchildren Wyatt, Owen, Marshall, Kaitlyn, Evan and Colin. She also considered Andrew and Max Barbee and later Jimmy Sollars as honorary sons. She also is survived by five sisters, Barbara Cochran, Leanna (Charles) Thomas, her twin Molly Galey, Colleen (Mohammad) Samii and Terrie (Bud) Vaughn; with many nieces and nephews who all were close to her heart and loved just as much as her own children.
She was known to find complete joy and happiness in showing her love through support of any family member's hobbies, fundraisers, and/or extracurricular activities. She loved nothing more than to be the loudest cheerleader on the sidelines.
Polly is surely singing and dancing in heaven with her idol Janis Joplin and teaching her all about the group she loved almost as much, Heart. Amongst many things she might be caught doing in heaven would be playing anyone in canasta or poker, attending any type of heavenly concert, coloring with anyone who has adequate colored pencils and, most of all, loving on all the babies she can fit her arms around.
Polly, you will be sorely missed but we will see you again. Until then please leave the pencil sharpener out and a coloring book page open for us.
A celebration of Polly Galey's life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 29, at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. A visitation will be for one hour prior.
Memories and messages for the family can be left at www.papefuneral.com or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page. Donations in Polly's name may be made to American Diabetes Association.
Published on September 26, 2017