Nancy Pollnow, 83

Published 10:22 am Thursday, January 3, 2019

Nancy Pollnow, age 83, passed away at her home in Canton, Georgia, on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Her husband of 44 years, Daniel Pollnow, was by her side. 

Nancy was born on October 11, 1935 in Manchester, KY. She was raised by her parents Maynard and Neville (Fritz) Bowling. Nancy and her three siblings grew up on the Bowling family farm in Laurel County, KY. After high school, she attended Eastern Kentucky University from 1954-1957 and earned her B.S degree in Biology. In 1971, Nancy received her M.A. degree in Education, Guidance and Counseling Secondary. She continued to take graduate courses to achieve Rank 1 status. Her teaching career covered elementary, middle, and high schools in the Clark County School District. She was promoted to be a guidance counselor at George Rogers Clark High School where she served until her retirement. 

Nancy is survived by her husband Dan. Three sons: Jeff (Kathy) Asher, Mike (Liz) Asher, and Doug (Ann) Asher. Five grandchildren: Cole, Kelsey, Eric, and Jennifer Asher, and Mary (Dillon) Leisure. Sister Mariece (Wayne) Hughes, brother Levi (Kay) Bowling, sister-in-law Estalene Bowling, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

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She is preceded in death by her parents Maynard and Neville (Fritz) Bowling, and brother Franklin Bowling.

The Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Birmingham United Methodist Church, 15770 Birmingham Highway, Milton, GA 30004. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, you can make a gift in honor or in memory of Nancy Pollnow. You can give to the charity of your choice in her name, or consider a gift to one of the following: 

– Birmingham United Methodist Church, 15770 Birmingham Hwy, Milton, GA 30004

– The Salvation Army of Clark County, 30 Taylor Ave. F, Winchester, KY 40391

– Emory Winship Cancer Institute, 1365 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Emory Winship Cancer Institute and Homestead Hospice for the loving care and support they provided Nancy.

Cards and letters can be mailed to Daniel Pollnow, 180 Cadence Trail, Canton, GA 30115. To send online condolences, please visit