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Lynne I. (Sheridan) Polly Oct. 15, 1941 - Nov. 24, 2010. Surrounded by her loved ones, Jana took her by the hand and guided her home to enjoy Thanksgiving. Jana assured her mom that she would recognize and be happy in heaven. It was just like sitting on the cabin porch at East Rosebud Lake with family on a sunny day enjoying the view.

Lynne was born in Cut Bank, Mont., to Ray and Joyce Sheridan. Graduated Billings Central High School in 1959, St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing (Carroll College) 1964. A Nurse for over 46 years and one of the best!

Lynne and her family returned to Billings, MT in 1983 after living in Duluth, MN and Grand Rapids, MI. She never missed a day of work caring for her patients. Her number one priority was caring for her husband and three beautiful children. Her passion for her family ran deep having weekly dinners with her sisters and brother and of course the yearly pilgrimage to Las Vegas with the Sheridan sisters.

Lynne touched many lives in her chosen profession. Nurse Manager of the CCU-Billings Deaconess Hospital and Manager of Three Tower/Cadiac Telementry at St. Vincent's Hospital (1989). Everyone knew who "Polly" was and that Three Tower was the best run unit in St. Vincent's Hospital. She touched many lives in her profession of Nursing as a patient care nurse and manager. It was always about her people and her patients. There were no compromises when it came to patient care. It was her way - the right way- the only way. A true Nurses Advocate to the end. She always took care of her Nurses and trained a few Doctor's when it was necessary. Lynne loved to see people succeed. She retired in 2007, after six month's of rest and retirement (Not Really!!). She returned to her first love and joined Interim HealthCare in Billings. Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, was the only day she couldn't answer the bell and make it to work. She was a world class Nurse, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Human Being.

Lynne is survived by her husband of 46 years William R. Polly, Billings. Son Todd Polly (Dannielle) Port Angelas, Wash.; Julie Evans (Dave Evans M.D.) Rapid City, S.D.; and eight beautiful grandchildren. Sisters Ann Shearer, Billings; Rosemary Moe, Billings; Peggy Parlet, Orange Park, Fla.; Brother Mike Sheridan, Billings. She is proceeded in death by her beautiful daughter Jana Polly; sister Kathy Williams; parents Ray and Joyce Sheridan and two infant brothers .

She will be dearly missed by many friends and family and they all agree that....she deserved the much needed rest!

Please visit the online guest book at Cremation Funeral Gallery ( and share your stories and memories about Lynne.

A mass will be held in the Spring of 2011.

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