Polly died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at her home in Urbandale. Funeral services were Monday, June 13, at Merle Hay Funeral Home.
Helen marie Elkin daughter of Irwin and Helen (Fairchild) Powell, was born July 2, 1939 in Linn Grove. She was a graduate of Spirit Lake High School. Polly was united in marriage with Edward Elkin in 1959, and had son, David, in 1960. She helped with Edward's chiropractic business, and most recently had worked at Hobby Lobby. Polly enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing.
Polly is survived by her son, David (Andrea) Elkin of Indianola; grandchildren Steffanie, Aaron and Cortney; her two brothers, Kirwin Powell and Dick (Karolyn) Powell; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward; and her sister, Nelda Meinking.