May 18, 1926 - July 31, 2014

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Obituaries » PALMIRA LEGAR

LEGAR, PALMIRA “POLLY,” 88, departed this life for heaven on July 31. She was born May 18,1926 in Barre, to Serafin and Emilia Lavin, who emigrated to the United States from Santander, Spain. Polly graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1944 and then worked for the Allen Lumber Co. Polly met Meigs County native Charles W. Legar Sr. while he was attending the Barre School of Memorial Art. They married on July 4, 1947. The couple returned to Ohio and eventually purchased the former Norris Monument Works, which became Legar Monument Co. Upon Charles’ passing in 1991, Polly and their son, Chuck, continued his legacy in commemorative arts. The family business remains in operation in Pomeroy, Ohio, today. Polly served customers until approximately two years ago when failing health beset her. In addition to her parents and her husband, Polly was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Lupe and Cliff Foster; her brothers and sisters-in-law Serafin and Dorothy Lavin, and Emilio and Ann Lavin; her brothers Peter Lavin and Prudencio Lavin (who was killed on D-Day in France); several sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and two nephews. Polly is survived by her children Emilia (Cecil) Midkiff, Charles W. (Amy) Legar Jr. and Maria (Scott) Lowe. She was known as Lala (Spanish for grandmother) to her eight grandchildren and her five great-grandchildren, with three more expected later this year. Sisters-in-law Martha (Joe) Struble and Lila Mitch also survive, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was interred at Beechgrove Cemetery in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Aug. 4, 2014.

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