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Visitation

Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
Monday November 2nd, 2009
3:00pm - 8:00pm

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Service

St. Catherines Catholic Church
Tuesday November 3rd, 2009
11:00am

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Pauline C. Arends

Pauline “Polly†C. Arends age 93 of Ravenna, died Friday, October 30, 2009 at St. Ann’s in Grand Rapids, MI. with her family at her side. Pauline was born on February 7, 1916 in Conklin, Michigan to the late Charles and Anna (Host) May. Polly married the late Jerome Arends on November 8, 1939 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wright. Polly was a member of St. Catherines Parish, Alter Society & Catholic Daughters. She worked for S.D. Warren for 35 years. The family wishes to thank her care givers at St. Ann’s, particularly the staff of Joseph’s Haven. She is survived by 5 Sons: William (Nancy) Arends of Mt. Pleasant, Michael (Carol) Arends of Allendale, Donald (Pam) Arends of Fruitport, Steven (Kathy) Arends of Cadillac and Daniel (Lynne) Arends of Twin Lake. 2 Daughters: Anna Mae (Howard) Woodard of Ravenna and Mary Jane (Tim) Pearcy of Grand Rapids. 26 Grandchildren and 43 Great Grandchildren. 1 Brother: Carl (Eleanor) May of Comstock Park. 1 Sister: Freida Knauf of Conklin. 2 Sisters in-laws: Marcella Schneider of Grant and Evelyn May of Conklin. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents and husband Jerome by 5 Brothers: Edmund, Irvin, Harvey, Fritz and Alvin. 4 Sisters: Laurine, Lillian, Hazel and Rose. 2 Great Grandsons: Jarett Arends and Bernard Nutt. Mass from the Order of Christian funerals will be conducted on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 11:00am at St. Catherines Catholic Church with Father Phillip Sliwinski celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Catherines Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 2, 2009 at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. A prayer service will be conducted at 3:00pm. The family will also greet friends at St. Catherines on Tuesday from 10:00am until time of service. Memorials may be directed to: St. Ann’s or St. Catherines Endowment Fund. Visit www.throopfhravenna.com to sign the guest book. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511

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Guestbook

Dear Anna Mae & Howard, we are so sorry for your loss. May your hearts be filled with warm thoughts and treasured moments of your dear mother. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Please know that God's love surrounds you @ this time. In sympathy, Jerry & Jean McKenzie

Jerry & Jean McKenzie Nov 3 2009 4:17 PM

It is never easy to lose someone you love. We are praying for your comfort.

Mark and Sonya Archer Nov 3 2009 9:42 AM

ANNAMAY AND HOWARD, WE ARE SENDING OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY ON THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. LOIS AND ROGER

LOISAND ROGER RULL Nov 2 2009 7:57 PM

Hello everyone: Bill called us this morning and told us of Aunt Polly's pasing. We send our deepest sympathy to all of you. We are in California visiting our daughter and her family. We'll be here for another week. It was so good to see some of you at Sara May's wedding. We will keep you in our prayers. Love, Jack and Mary Ann May

Jack and Mary Ann May Nov 2 2009 1:21 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Greg and Karen Crowley Nov 2 2009 12:43 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief, may your memories bring you comfort.

Mike & Carrie McIntyre Nov 2 2009 10:58 AM

Dear Anna Mae, Howard, and family; We want to send our sincere condolences. Those who have shown us love, brought us joy, and made us laugh have given us the lasting gifts of a beautiful life. Your Mom will bless your memories forever. Love, Bob and Judy

Judy Vander Zwart Nov 2 2009 10:42 AM

Dan and Lynne, Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.

Scott and Kris Sutton Nov 2 2009 10:17 AM

Dan our prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. It will be the little things that you remember,a lifetime of small moments,smiles,and laughter that will help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again.

Angel & Dan Ball Nov 2 2009 9:43 AM

We wish to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Aunt Polly. We remember her with fondest thoughts.

Joan m. Arends Nov 2 2009 8:49 AM

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