Polly Reitz Obituary
Evelyn Pauline Taylor “Polly” Reitz, 96, of St. Louis, Missouri, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by beloved husband Carl Reitz; married 63 years. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Grothman and son-in-law Earl of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was a dear aunt and friend of many.
Polly was born in Lexington, SC, to Cline and Cora Smith Taylor. She was predeceased by her siblings, Frances Porth, C.J. Taylor, Gregg Taylor, and Christine Graham. She received her RN from the School of Nursing at South Carolina State Hospital, Columbia, and Roper Hospital, Charleston, and was a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps. She moved to St. Louis in the late 1940s to work at St. Louis City Hospital, then later met Carl while working at Frisco Hospital. She enjoy a variety of jobs throughout her nursing career. Polly and Carl were active long-time members of Central Presbyterian Church.
The family is very thankful for the loving care she received as a resident at St. Agnes Home for the past 4 years. Service was on January 29, which was her 97th birthday, at Central Presbyterian Church, St. Louis. Memorial donations may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church - Building Fund,1000 Spring Hill Road, Gilbert, SC 29052, Central Presbyterian Church – Missions & Outreach, 7700 Davis Drive, Clayton, MO 63105, or St. Agnes Home, 10341 Manchester Road, Kirkwood MO 63122.