About Us

Christie Cox, President, Licensed Funeral Director
Marty Cox Sr., Vice President

Christie Cox is the owner and lead Funeral Director for Polo Family Funeral Home. Christie attended Sauk Valley Community College and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Sciences in 2002. Prior to purchasing Polo Family Funeral Home in 2005, Christie worked for various funeral homes in the area in order to gain a vast array of knowledge for the funeral industry; this included working for the Ogle County Coroner’s Office as a Deputy Coroner.

In addition to experience being an owner of a funeral home and a funeral director, Christie has been dedicated to the funeral industry and to families in their time of need through her ownership in Legacy Prints with her husband, Marty Cox. Marty and Christie Cox create, design, and individually produce a product known as the Legacy Print, which is a custom graphic for the lid of a burial vault, and will produce any other printing needs a family may have. The Legacy Print and other products are designed with each family in mind, with the purpose of bringing comfort in a difficult time.

Christie has lived in Polo since 1991 where she and her husband, Marty, raised their 3 wonderful children. Marty and Christie attend Open Bible Church and remain active in their community through various organizations and groups. Christie and Marty now have 2 son-in-law’s and 3 grandchildren, all whom they love to spend time with more than anything. They both understand dedication to family, as they are dedicated to their own.

Christie has the dedication to each of the families she serves and to funeral services that is unique and genuine.


Katie McCarthy, Licensed Funeral Director

Katie is from Sterling, IL and graduated from Newman Central Catholic High School. She earned her Bachelors degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Eastern Illinois University and her associates degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. After living in Chicago for 10 years Katie and her husband Kevin moved back to Sterling, IL in February 2020. They attend Sacred Heart Catholic Church.