Kahle, Polly Adams
Polly Adams Kahle, 88, of Christiansburg, Virginia, passed away on March 16, 2016. Polly Kahle was born in 1928 to Tone G. Adams and Ada Frantz Adams in Franklin County, Va. She was also preceded in death by her eight siblings, and her husband of 65 years, W. David Kahle.
She is survived by her son, W. David Kahle, Jr. (Sarah), her daughters, Paula Curle (“Mack”), Helen Maria Barksdale [Robert, d’d], and Joanna Wilkinson (Douglas Fogarty). Grandmama will also be greatly missed by her six grandchildren: Benjamin Curle (Megan), Anna Barksdale, Susan Barksdale, Rebecca Wilkinson, Madeleine Kahle and Andrew Wilkinson, and two great-grandchildren Ada Curle and Rachel Curle.
Polly and David Kahle met at Bridgewater College following his military service in the Pacific during WWII. They married on January 3rd, 1947. After graduation they attended Virginia Tech, during which time Polly worked in “VPI” food services management and earned her masters degree. She started her own home nursery school when they settled in Christiansburg, and after getting all four of her children off to school, she began a 25 year career teaching both first grade and kindergarten at what was then Montgomery County Schools’ Bethel Elementary.
Polly and David were long-time members at Christiansburg Presbyterian Church: an important part of their family’s life. They also built many friendships over the years as “Hokie” tailgaters and through shared interests in cotillion, golf and bridge. Polly loved to travel both in the states and abroad. Playing bridge was something that she relished, and in recent years was quite excited about her earned master points. She particularly enjoyed playing bridge with her friends at the Blacksburg Community Center who helped her along when her short term memory began to slip. The family is so thankful for friends like these, her dear watchful neighbors and her caregivers at Spring Arbor Assisted Living Richmond, who not only took care of her this past year, but showed her such love.
A private interment service will be held at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin. Mrs. Kahle’s memorial service, with Dr. Don Makin officiating, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 15th at Christiansburg Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be in the church fellowship hall starting at 12:30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christiansburg Presbyterian Church, 107 West Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073.
The Kahle family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com