Norma I. Poland, 79, of Quincy, IL died Wednesday March 31, 2021 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Born February 2, 1942, in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of Edmund F. and Bernice M. Cronk. On July 15, 1962, she married Charles E. Poland in Burlington.
She graduated from Burlington High School in 1960, attended Burlington Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1963. She held a Registered Nursing License in Iowa and a Residential Care Facility Administrator Licensure.
Mrs. Poland worked in SE Iowa as a Registered Nurse, starting as a volunteer nurse at various clinics during her parenting years. She also worked as a Head Start RN for Des Moines County, RN for Nutri System Medical Weight Loss Center, Director of Nursing at Des Moines County Care Facility in West Burlington, Director of Nursing at Elm View Care Center in Burlington, Director of Nursing at Bethesda Care Center in Mediapolis, and as a RN at the Psychiatric Unit at Burlington Medical Center in Burlington.
In the fall of 2000, she volunteered with her husband for three months at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO, and in 2003 retired and moved to Quincy, IL to be near family. She was involved in activities at the First Presbyterian Church and the First Christian Church in Burlington, and was also a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Quincy. She enjoyed reading and was a member of the Quincy Library Book Club.
Survivors include her three sons, David S. (Denise) Poland of Quincy, IL, Michael E. (Lisa) Poland of Granby, CO, and Gregory T. (Kimberly) Poland of Joshua Tree, CA; and four grandchildren, Benjamin D. Poland of Las Vegas, NV, Matthew S. Poland of Fort Collins, CO, Dylan W. Thomas of Denver, CO, and Alexandra N. Thomas of Granby, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Norma and her family are extremely grateful to Michaelynn Delcour and her daughters for the care and friendship they provided during the later years of her life. They are deeply appreciated.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date, followed by a private burial alongside her husband at Long Creek Cemetery in Danville, IA. Cremation has been entrusted to the Prugh Crematory.
A memorial has been established to benefit the Friends of the Quincy Public Library. Donations can be sent to “The Memorial for Norma Poland”: at: 526 Jersey St, Quincy, IL 62301 (Attn: Kim).
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