Doris Whitehead Polk

May 30 1930
Nov 2 2018
88 Years
East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania

Doris Whitehead Polk, 88, of East Fallowfield, PA, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Brandywine Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Arthur M. Polk, Jr. with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Kathryn Towson Cummings. 

Doris was an area resident all her life. She and her husband owned and operated Polks Country Flowers in Parkesburg retiring in 2014. Besides a florist, she will also be remembered as an accomplished artist. She was a member of the Parkesburg United Methodist Church. 

She is survived, in addition to her husband, by three sons; James Whitehead and wife Cheryl (Strubel) of Paradise, David Whitehead and wife Betty (Zook) of Paradise and Jeffrey Whitehead and wife Raynea (Joe) of Elizabethtown, two stepdaughters; Barbara Walters of Jasper, GA and Melody wife of Gary Haas of Quarryville, nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one sister Dolores Hurst of Ephrata. She was preceded in death by a stepson Arthur M. Polk, III. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 10 AM at the Parkesburg United Methodist Church, 411 Main St, Parkesburg, PA 19365 with visitation from 9 - 10 AM followed by interment at the Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Parkesburg United Methodist Church at the above address.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Nov 6 2018 - 10:00am
Service Location: 
Parkesburg United Methodist Church


Art my deepest condolences to you and your family. I will send prayers your way please call if you need anything love ya pam

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may she rest in peace.

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Our heart felt sympathy to the family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cindy & Denny Foust

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Mrs. Polk was such a Sweet Lady. She did our flowers for our wedding 32 years ago.  We are fortunate to have some of her artwork. She will truly be missed. Our hearts and prayers are with Art and her family. 

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Sending thoughts and prayers to Art and family. I admired Doris, she was a lovely, kind, and talented woman.

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Deepest condolences to the Polk family and friends for the loss of your loved one Doris. Very soon Jesus Christ will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5

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Dear Mr Polk-

My deepest condolences on the passing of your dear wife Doris.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Love - Lisa Wilde

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Sending prayers and condolences for your entire family. I am glad to have gotten to know Doris over the past 25 years, and will miss her very much. 

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Dear Mr. Polk,

My Deepest sympathy at the passing of your lovely wife. She will be greatly missed.

Love and Prayers

Denyce Tober

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Art, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I adored Doris. She was always so kind and sweet to me, and I am so glad I got to see the two of you again, together, at the Lions meeting in October. May she rest in peace.

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Dear Art and Family, I was so sad to hear of Doris passing, so sorry I didn’t come to her services as I found out after they were over. So sorry not to be there for you. I love both of you and you taught me soooo much. I could never repay you. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sure she is at rest. Love and peace to all. Love Jean Reel.

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