Mrs. Sheila Raye Polly Grogan

  • Born: April 29, 1946
  • Died: February 10, 2021
  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Sheila Raye Polly Grogan died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, with her husband and three children by her side. She was 74 years old.

Born in Murray, Kentucky on April 29, 1946, Sheila was a proud Murray High Tiger, class of 1964. She graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 1965 Sheila married her lifelong sweetheart, Jerry Pat Grogan, and they were happily married for 55 years. The loving mother of three children, Sheila considered this role her greatest privilege and most important life work. She spent many years serving in community activities including the PTA and the Murray Women's Club. She was a member of Glendale Road Church of Christ.

In 1994, Sheila and Jerry moved to Louisville, Kentucky where she lived the rest of her years. She was an active member of Southeast Christian Church. A two-time cancer survivor, Sheila was inspired to bring the Sterling Service Tea Ministry to Southeast for women affected by cancer. She and a team of faithful friends lovingly served in this ministry for many years. When she wasn't spending time with her husband, three children and 12 grandchildren, Sheila enjoyed creating art in all forms. She also loved spending time with her friends in Bible study, small groups, walking group, Grandmother's Club, Abigail Circle and Peacemaker's class. She was an example of grace and love to whomever she encountered and lived an exemplary life that honored Christ. She faced three difficult battles with cancer with a gentle and quiet strength. "Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31:28-29

Sheila is survived by husband Jerry, her three children Eric Grogan (Maria) of Paducah, KY, Heather Bates (Trent) of Louisville, KY, and Adam Grogan (Kelle) of Henderson, KY and 12 grandchildren: Joshua, Piper Shanks (Keagan), Sophie, Wes, Theo, Jeremiah, Polly, Owen, Meryl, Maggie and Edie. She is preceded in death by her parents W.L. (Dub) and Margaret Polly.

Visitation will be on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 8:30 am until the time of the memorial service at 10:00 am at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions East Chapel (235 Juneau Drive Louisville, KY 40243).
A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 1:30 pm at the Green Plains Cemetery in Hazel, Kentucky with John Dale officiating.

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

In lieu of flowers donations in Sheila's memory can be made to Fellowship of Christian Athletes by visiting or by mail at P.O. Box 8206 Paducah, KY 42002.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We extend our sincere condolences to the Grogan family, and we celebrate Sheila's life well-lived for the glory of God. In Christian love, Ken & Kaylene Idleman

Posted by Kaylene Idleman - Louisville, KY - Acquaintance   February 20, 2021

Jerry, Eric, Heather and Adam...we are so saddened to learn of your precious wife and mom's passing. Even though you all aren't in Murray now, we'll always remember how gentle and encouraging Sheila was...Proverbs 31 gal, forsure. We love you guys and the memories made at the baseball field, MCC and a host of other encounters. Please know that you're in our prayers for comfort and peace during this incredibly difficult time. May the God of all comfort keep and sustain you. Much love to you and yours.
Butch and Jan Seargent

Posted by Jan Seargent - Murray, KY - Friend   February 17, 2021

My sincere sympathy to you Jerry, yours and Sheila's three children and their children. I keep going back and look at Sheila's sweet face and think, "This can't be true."

Sandra Parks
A Midway Connection

Posted by SANDRA PARKS - Murray, KY - Family Friend   February 16, 2021

My sincere condolences to my friend Jerry, and the rest of the Grogan family for you loss.

Posted by Benny Goheen - CALVERT CITY, KY - Friend   February 15, 2021

What an inspiring woman. Thankful for the love and caring she showed to Trev.

Posted by ROBYN MASSA - Paducah, KY - Friend   February 15, 2021

What a lovely, special friend she was. We met in first grade. After school, we often walked to town to visit her Mother at her work. She would give us some money for treats. We all loved her family. I have only seen her a few times in our adult years when we were both in Murray. She never changed. I am sending prayers for strength, courage and peace to the family.

Posted by Marilyn Moyer Lusk - Irvine, CA - Friend   February 15, 2021

One of the most beautiful Christian women I've known.

Posted by Nancy Beasy    February 15, 2021

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