Christel Kay Polk, 66, of Peru, passed away at 11:42 A.M., Sunday, February 14, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family after a short illness. Christel was born in Kokomo, IN on September 7, 1954, the daughter of James and Marjorie Gates Duke. She married James K. Polk on February 14, 1990 and he survives. Christel was a 1972 graduate from Northwestern High School and held various jobs in her life and was an avid crafter. She was a loving mother and beloved wife, her Christian faith showed in the way she cared for family and home. Surviving in addition to her husband, Jim, are her sisters Barbara Milasky and Patricia Duke both of Kokomo and Dixi (Vernon) Keller of Bennetts Switch; nieces Rita Miller, Kathy Craig, Joy Wolney, Barbara Miller and Jamie Willson; several great nieces and nephews also survive. Christel was preceded in death by her parents, son Aaron Miller and daughter Stephanie Polk. A private service celebrating the life of Christel Polk for family and invited friends will be held at 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 West Main St., Peru with Pastor Norm Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in the Spring.. Family and friends will gather from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, prior to the service at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the Autism Society of Indiana.
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