Leila Pocialik, 99, of Centralia, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Leila was a member of the St. Anthony’s Church in Hoopeston. She was the Activity Director for the Hoopeston Nursing Home for many years. Leila cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony’s Church in Hoopeston with Father Thomas Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Floral Hill Cemetery Fund and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, (618)532-3523, who is honored to be of service to t he Pocialik Family. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com
Leila is survived by her five children: Richard Pocialik and wife Karen of Buffalo, MN, Michael Pocialik of La Mirada, CA, Paul Pocialik and wife Joanne of Rabbit Falls, VA, Linda Bryan and husband Ed of Centralia, and Mary Brown of Mooresville, NC; four grandchildren: Jake Brown, Allison Brown, Michael Pocialik and Brendon Pocialik; a sister: Shirley Smith of Michigan and several nieces and nephews.
Leila was born March 16, 1920 in Gaylord, Michigan, daughter of Volney Sanford and Dora (Hayes) Sanford. She married Joseph Pocialik on September 11, 1943 and he preceded her in death on December 24, 1998. She was preceded in death by her parents: Volney & Dora Sanford, husband: Joseph Pocialik, a brother: Bob Smith, and two grandsons: Joseph Bryan and Aaron Bryan.