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Doris Jeanette Polistina

d. March 11, 2022

Doris Jeanette Polistina, 95, a lifelong resident of Sherman died on Friday March 11, 2022 at Villa West in Sherman.

She was born November 3, 1926 in Sherman, IL, the youngest daughter of John and Mary (McGlothin) Colliver.  She married Amato “Mott” Polistina on November 3, 1944.

Doris was preceded in death by her loving husband, Mott, her son-in-law Gary Yard, her parents, siblings Roy (Mildred) Colliver, Cecil (Dorthy) Colliver, Opal (Donald) Laffey, and Edna Beryl (Kenneth) Renner.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Yard; two grandsons, Troy (Tammy) Yard and Monte (Jolyn) Yard all of Sherman; great-grandchildren, Miranda (Colin) Ryan of Ridgecrest, CA, Jake Yard of Mt. Pulaski, Alex Yard and Rylie Yard of Sherman.  Also one great-great grandson, Lucas Yard of Mt. Pulaski and great-great grandbaby Ryan due in August.

Private services will be held and burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Kindred Hospice or Williamsville Christian Church.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. So sorry, Sandy. Goodbyes are always hard. Doris was a lovely, gracious lady. You were blessed to have her and Mott for your parents.

    In Christian love, Delores and Earl Fowler

  2. Thinking of the family during this difficult time Sandy Troy and Monte am thinking about all of you

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I know Mom wasn’t herself towards the end but she was happy for the most part. She always had the sweetest smile on her face. It was an honor and a pleasure to get to know her and take care of her. She will always be loved and missed.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss it is never easy losing someone you love and cherish. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  5. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. We have so many special memories of Aunt Doris. Know that you and the kids are in our prayers and while we feel the pain of loss, I can see Uncle Mott smiling down as he is reunited with his best friend.

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