Joan D. Pohlman



   Joan Dorothy Pohlman, 82, of Carrollton died on Saturday evening at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield with her family by her side.

    Born on July 17, 1934 in Ames, IA, she was the daughter of the late Harold James File and Alice Amelia (Wendorf) File.

    She married Edward T. Pohlman on April 24, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2007.  She leaves a lasting legacy in her children: Stephanie (husband Stanley) Tribble of Eldred, Greg (wife Lisa) Pohlman of Carrollton, the late Jim (wife Carole) Pohlman of Carrollton, Jan Pohlman of Carrollton, Reg (companion Andrea Flowers Harr) Pohlman of Carrollton, Kyle (companion Tim Price) Pohlman of Jerseyville, and Phil (wife Nancy) Pohlman of Jacksonville, her grandchildren: Emily (Ross) Barry, Katherine (Eric) Reeves, Lucas Pohlman, Dana Pohlman, Paige (Mark) Zimmer, Macy and Molly Pohlman, Rachyl Huddleston, Jordan and Haley Harr, Myah and Hayden Price,  her great-grandchildren: Julian,  Samuel and Miles “Odie” Barry, Kane, Ace and Blade Zimmer, Meah Gernigin, Amelia Pohlman and Oliver Reeves,  her brother: Jim (wife Sandy) File of Carrollton, her sister-in-law: Charlene Pohlman of Granite City, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law: John “Bugs” and Mary Ann Pohlman of Jerseyville.  She is also survived by an aunt, an uncle, cousins and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Janet File. 

     Joan was a 1952 graduate of Jerseyville High School.  She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Carrollton.  She had worked over 40 years in the Greene Co. Courthouse and served as a clerk for the Supervisor of Assessments.  She loved her card clubs and the people in them.  She loved bowling, golf and served as the first President of the #1 Booster Club upon its founding.  She was a past Carrollton School District #1 school board member (1980-1988). 

    For many of us, her most lasting memory will be her attendance and support of all of the Carrollton sports teams through the years.  She was a loyal, passionate, avid, loving , caring, vocal, (you get what we mean) supporter of all the various sports from St. John’s School, Carrollton Grade and High Schools.

    Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday May 31, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Carrollton.  Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the church with burial to follow in St. John’s Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to:  St. John’s Athletic Program (Carrollton), Carrollton High School Volleyball Program or other charity of your choice.  Condolences may be left online at: