Jessie Ruth Pollard


Jessie Ruth Pollard, 81, of Mexico, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

 A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Arnold Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Atkinson conducting the service.

 Born Oct. 23, 1939, in Pittsfield, Ill., she was the daughter of Jess and Bernice Hull.  She married Larry Pollard on April 2, 1960. Larry preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2011 along with their son James Pollard on Oct. 9, 2014.

 Ruth was a registered nurse of 30-plus years and retired from the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Boating, traveling, camping, motorcycle, and airplane rides were some of her favorite past times.  

 Survivors are a daughter, Lori Davis, of Independence; and a daughter-in-law, Donna Pollard, of Blue Springs. She has four grandchildren, Chase Davis and his wife Christy Davis, Mirannda Pollard Massey, and Sierra Pollard. Ruth also has three great-grandchildren, Gracie and Karder Davis and Kayllison Massey. Two sisters include Irene Nevis and Betty Miller. 

 Ms. Pollard was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and a brother.

 The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Hospital. Memorials may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.

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