Pauline "Polly" Costello, 89, of St Joseph, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at a local health care facility. She was born April 8, 1932, in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, daughter of Carlota and Anastasio Duran. Polly enjoyed making people laugh and always had a big smile. She also loved children and her family. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Polly was preceded in death by mother, Carlota Herrera; father, Anastasio Duran; husband, Louis Costello; sister, Josie Smith; sister, caretaker and best friend, Mary Barron; brother-in-law, Benjamin Barron, Sr.; and nephews, David Barron Sr. and Johnny Barron; great-niece and nephew, Carissa and Kain Barron.

Survivors include, sisters, Ida (Jesse) Mace and Berniece Kiefer and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ms. Costello has been cremated under the care of Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Rosary to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Memorial Service following at 2:30 p.m. A private family interment will be at the Sugar Creek Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences and obituary at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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