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Polly Elkin Newman, 78, of Bowling Green, KY

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Polly Elkin Newman, 78, of Bowling Green, passed away at her residence on Friday, February 22, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Maud Elkin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Roscoe Elkin, Jr. and Dallas Elkin. She was a graduate of College High and Bowling Green Business University. She was a cheerleader in High School and was on the girls basketball team. Polly had been an active member of The Republican Women's Club, was a member of the Boy's and Girl's Club, and attended Trinity Christian Church and First Christian Church. Polly enjoyed playing bridge for many years and she enjoyed traveling and sightseeing with her daughter, Janet. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing tennis and bowling.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet Tajer and her husband, Hassan, of Hoover, Al; a son, David Newman and his wife, Teresa, of Bowling Green; five grandchildren, Steven Tajer of Tuscaloosa, Al, Stephanie Tajer of Hoover, Al, Erin Whitaker of Louisville, KY, Josh Newman and Will Newman both of Bowling Green; one aunt, Dorothy Cole of Bowling Green; several nieces and cousins.

She will be missed by her family. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Monday, February 25, 2012 at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery #1. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home and again from 8:30 am to service time on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Boy's and Girl's Club of Bowling Green; The Salvation Army of Bowling Green or The Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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