Paula Jean Polilli (Sheaffer)

Born: 11/11/1946 Passed:

Paula Jean Polilli (Sheaffer) age 73, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of July 7, 2020, while holding hands with her best friend and husband of 55 years. She was born on November 11, 1946 in Dennison, Ohio to Francis and Wilma Sheaffer. Paula worked for the Hoover Company in North Canton, Ohio for 35+ years before retiring to spend more time with family and enjoy hobbies like gardening, volunteering and reading. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, but she loved being grandma more than anything. She spent her time making others feel loved by making home cooked meals and always providing words of encouragement in difficult times.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Polilli; daughter, Rebecca (Timothy) Malzer; grandchildren, Aaron (Destinee), Brittany (Jay), Cassandra (Jacob), and Becca. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Wilma Sheaffer; siblings, Valeria, Donald, and Terry; and her father and mother-in-law, Robert and Carinda Polilli.

Private family services will be held by St. Joseph Church in Maximo, Ohio. Paula will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dennison, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Joseph Church, Maximo, Ohio or Meals on Wheels of Stark County where Paula and Michael were regular volunteers. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at


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8 Tributes to Paula Jean Polilli (Sheaffer)

  1. Destinee J. says:

    Although I only had the privilege of knowing Gram for 9 years, she was the best grandmother-in-law I ever could’ve asked for. She was always the first one to make sure I felt welcome. I have so many wonderful memories of her, and I only wish we had more time to make many more. She was the most loving, kind, and generous soul. The love she had for her family was inspiring, and I know that her memory will live on through them. Rest in heaven sweet Gram – awaiting the day we will see you again. <3 Love you so much.

  2. Dennis and Emma Polilli says:

    Sympathy and prayers for her and her family🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  3. Lori Popovich Strasser says:

    So sorry for your loss. Paula and Mike were my neighbors way back when. I would babysit Becky. I’ll never forget the day they took me to Cedar Point with them. Paula was a kind soul!

  4. Vic and Diana Impagliozza says:

    Mike, So sorry to hear about Paula, our thoughts and prayers are with you
    and your family.

  5. David & Peg Bertsch says:

    Our deepest condolences to Mike, Becky and all the grandchildren. Paula was a warm, wonderful and thoughtful person as well as a great neighbor. God has another angel to brighten his day. Please rest in peace.

  6. Tom Wheatley says:

    Mike, I was saddened to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  7. Mike Olenski says:

    Mike, Sorry for your loss. Been awhile since we have been in contact with one another. I know what you are experiencing. I lost my wife in October 2018. Didn’t know if you were still in place in Louisville. Know several people that would like to send their condolences. Ex GlenOak staff member.

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