Evelyn Paulette “Polly” Medwid, 74, of Cabool, passed away surrounded by the love of her family. Born in 1949 in Osceola Arkansas, Polly was the beloved daughter of Ruby and Cecil McGlaughlin.
Growing up, Polly’s life was enriched by the bonds with her siblings—two brothers, Terry and Cecil Jr., both of whom predeceased her, and her beloved sister, Ceal, who remains to keep the family stories alive.
In the heart of Chicago, 55 years ago, Polly’s life took a beautiful turn when she met Michael Medwid, the man who would become her devoted husband and the father of her children. Their enduring love was the foundation of a family that would grow to include three sons—Michael, the late Bryan, and David—as well as a daughter, Terry, who brought joy and purpose to Polly’s life.
In 1981, Polly embarked on a new chapter as the Medwid family put down roots in Cabool. It was here that she dedicated herself to the most important role of her life, raising her family. Her home was a sanctuary of warmth, laughter, and endless support, a testament to her unconditional love and tireless devotion to her children.
Above all, Polly was a doting grandmother to her ten grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, each of whom she loved “to the moon and back.” Her unique bond with them was built on stories, laughter, and the kind of love that transcends time and space.
The Medwid family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the Cabool community for years of friendship and support. A private memorial for the family will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to a charity of your choosing.
While Polly’s presence will be dearly missed, the warmth of her love and the strength of her spirit will continue to inspire those who loved her, ensuring that her remarkable story lives on.