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Frances C. Poludniak

October 14, 1937 - May 3, 2019

“Mom & Daughter
Together Again”

Frances C. Poludniak, 81, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital, surrounded by her family.

She was born on October 14, 1937, to the late Andrew Golden and Ann Wolodkin Golden Yzenski. She was the wife of the late Frank “Bugs” Poludniak, Jr.

Frances was retired from the Altenheim Home for the Aged, where she worked as a nurse’s aide.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Zedmont “Zig” Yzenski; and her brother, Grant “Bud” Golden.

Survivors include her son, Timothy Poludniak and his companion, Linda Koledin, of St. Clairsville, OH; and her daughter, Lori (Terry) Kohler of McMechen, WV. She is also survived by her sister, Debra (William) Toland and her sister-in-law, Barbara Golden; five grandchildren, Kayla Poludniak, Shelby (Bobby) Moore, and Anna, Erin, and Lauren Kohler; two great-grandchildren, Oakley and Dallas O’Connell; and several nieces and nephews.

Frances was a nester. She enjoyed nothing more than taking care of her home, and she spent much time and effort making it a clean and beautiful place. She was proud of her polish heritage and loved polkas, Polish food, and collecting Polish stoneware. She relished trips to the Amish country and was glad to have been given the opportunity to travel abroad, but she loved her family and home the most.

There will be no visitation. Friends are encouraged to say a prayer for her and to smile when they remember her.

Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Wheeling. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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