Dr. Pauline "Polly" Slovak

Dr. Pauline "Polly" Slovak, age 95 of Monticello, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 at Belle View Nursing & Rehab in Monticello. She was born March 31, 1924, in the Cooper's Chapel community in Titus County, Texas to the late Raymond Anderson and Randie Vaught Anderson.
She was the widow of Bill Slovak, a retired English Professor at Eastfield Community College and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, Texas. She received a Doctorate degree in English at East Texas State University and even wrote some short stories. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Vanoy Wilbanks; two granddaughters, Lisa Wilbanks and Traci Wilbanks Burris; three brothers, Donald Anderson, James Anderson and Lloyd Anderson; one sister, Lula Fay Shurbet; daughter-in-law, Joyce Ann Wilbanks.
Her philosophy of life was: If you desire to do something, go for it! She has never been a bashful person and this motto has worked for her. She always wished to be aware of other people's feeling, appreciating the good things in life, especially family, friends, and nature. She always would say we should enjoy life and all it has to offer: love and peace and happiness and that we should encourage others in their personal endeavors and always be kind.
Survivors include one son, Lavell Wilbanks of Monticello; one sister, Beth Wilhite of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; one brother, Charles "Choc" Anderson (Margie) of Abilene, Texas; three grandchildren, Tiger Wilbanks (Dianne) of Conway, Tonya Gavin (Ray) of Woodlawn and Chris Wilbanks (Johnnie) of Rogers; two daughters-in-law, Carolyn Carter of Rock Springs and Gloria Wilbanks of Monticello; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Cooper's Chapel Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
Online guestbook at www.stephensondearman.
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