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  • Visitation:  6-8 p.m.  Friday
  • Funeral:  11 a.m.  Saturday

Mrs. Margaret Pauline “Polly” Larsen, age 86, formerly of Greenville, passed away Wednesday morning, June 25, 2008 at Community Hospital & Wellness Center in Bryan, Ohio. The daughter of Charles & Mable (Sickles) Kain, she was born on March 25, 1922 in Coral, Michigan.

She married Russell Larsen on April 11, 1942, at Sand Lake, and together they designed and built their first home and later in life enjoyed traveling. A graduate of the LaParent Academy of Beauty, Polly owned and operated Pollys Beauty Shop in downtown Greenville for over 40 years. In addition, she was a member of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Board of Directors, the Montcalm Community College Advisory Board, as well as the Craft and Culture Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Randy Larsen; and brothers Don, Vernard, and Thomas Kain. Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Russell Larsen of Bryan, Ohio; their children, Kathy & Bill Small of Defiance, Ohio; and Patrick & Vickie Larsen of Greenville; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2008 from the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, Michigan with the Rev. Ken Harger, pastor of Shiloh Community Church officiating. Burial will follow at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, where envelopes for memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Association or the Greenville Area Community Foundation are available.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Pollys online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on June 25, 2008 at 12:00 am


    07/01/2008 –

    Deb Nichols

    Polly was a extra good lady and she always had something nice to say about everyone. She would listen to a story and give great responses. I think her belief in god was a great comfort.
    I met Kathy (her daughter) and she has a photo memory book and it paints a perfect picture of Polly’s life. I still remember styling Polly’s hair and then finding out she did hair for years.
    She will be missed and I hope her husband does well. They were as close as any two people could be.

    06/28/2008 –

    Gretchen Christensen-Rockhill

    May the Peace of our Lord be with all of you,and may Aunt Polly rest in Peace. Love, Paul & Kaye Christensen Carol Christensen Erik Christensen & Tracy Locke Tim Christensen Kevin & Jody, Ingrid Christensen Gretchen & Kiel Rockhill

    06/28/2008 –


    My prayers and sympathy are with you all at this time. Russ and Kathy, if you remember me, I am Ken and Elizabeth Wheeler’s daughter, and lived just up the road from you. May you feel God’s Love around you. Sincerely, Marlene Wheeler

    06/27/2008 –

    Sue Higgin Robinett

    Russ and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Polly’s passing. I cherish all of the great memories of you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, Sue Higgins Robinett

    06/26/2008 –

    Janae Seide

    Your mom was a very important part of my life. She acted as my Grandmother when I was a child. Later in my adult life, she became more of a mother to me. She was always there whenever I needed someone and taught me what unconditional love was. I will miss her greatly but know she is rejoicing in heaven with other members of our family. Thank you for sharing her with others.
    Love, Janae’

    06/26/2008 –

    Jodi Reynard

    Kathy, Your mom meant alot to our family. She was like a grandmother to me and I will always remember all the things she did for me. I have many happy memories of my childhood with her. If I wasn’t for her I’m not sure we would have ever survived our crazy life. I will always love her . Thank you so much for sharing her with me. Love with all my heart, Jodi Kain

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