Lenore Goldstein Polk, of Griffin, Ga., and, in recent years, Warner Robins, Ga., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 27.
Lenore was born in Charleston, S.C. to Katherine and Isadore Goldstein, on March 18, 1936. The family moved to Griffin, Ga. when Lenore was a teen, and they operated a family piece goods business, The Fabric Center.
Lenore met the love of her life, Ira, at a University of Georgia sorority/fraternity party, and the rest was history. For 68 years, she echoed “GO DAWGS” every football weekend and was Ira’s biggest fan when he was on stage playing the saxophone.
Affectionately known as “Bubbie,” her greatest joys were her children and grandchildren. She was an avid baker and gardener; local friends could not wait for her gift trays of baked goods every holiday season and her yard was always spectacular with her perennial and annual plantings. She also had a gift for dancing, and you could always find her humming and dancing around the house.
Lenore was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Sandra Goldstein Bemis, and her beloved husband, Ira. She is survived by her children, Debbie Ziesenhene, and her husband Greg, Sam Polk, and his partner, Bryan Ahlers, and Staci Flaxer, and her husband, Mark; grandchildren, Jenna Ziesenhene, and her husband, Jack Arnold, Ellen Ziesenhene, Abby Flaxer, and Janine Flaxer; and nephew, David Bemis.
Visitation for Lenore Polk was held at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin, Ga. on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, followed by a graveside service at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, 2000 Marietta Blvd, NW, Atlanta, Ga., section B-Cedar Hill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Mrs. Polk.
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