Polly Ann McGinley

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Polly Ann McGinley, age 98, of Mt. Horeb passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022, at her residence following an illness. She was born on July 16, 1923, in Spring Green, WI the daughter of John and Ruth (Meyers) Schoenmann. Polly was married to Edward “Ned” McGinley on September 25, 1943.

Her work career included being an instructor at Kehl School of Dance, Dutch Kitchen Restaurant, Karakahl Inn, Boston Store, and part-owner and operator of Norsk Golf Bowl and the A&W Rootbeer both in Mt. Horeb. Polly always kept her family on their toes, always quick with a smile and a witty comeback. She loved warm, sunny weather but remained in Wisconsin snuggled up by her fireplace.

Polly wasn’t the greatest baker but loved making cinnamon rolls with her daughters every Christmas, spending time with her family, and enjoying dinner and cocktails at their many family gatherings. Survivors include her 6 children, Dennis (Katy) McGinley of Waunakee, Patricia (Cyril) Rach of Mt. Horeb, Mary K (Bill) Hunter of Spring Green, Jack (Connie) McGinley of Mt. Horeb, Katie (Tom) McGinley-Johnson of Sussex, WI, Ned (Kerry) McGinley of Wilson, Wyoming, 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded by her parents, John and Ruth Schoenmann, her husband, Edward “Ned” McGinley, a son and daughter-in-law, Mike (Judy) McGinley, a grandson, Sean McGinley, 4 siblings, Jack (Betty) Schoenmann, Pat (Ken) LeMoine, Idalia “Dolly” (John) Doyle and Nancy Schoenmann.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 11:30 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green. Fr. Chahm Gahng will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of Mass at 11:30 A.M. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences are available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.