Vera Mae Pollitt, age 84, of Three Rivers, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo following a brief illness. She was born in Flowerfield Township on July 18, 1924 the daughter of George and Esther (Horn) Bradford and was a lifetime resident of Three Rivers. She worked at Miller’s Ice Cream Shop before graduating from Three Rivers High School in 1943. She later worked at Vaughn’s Clothing in downtown Three Rivers. Vera was married to Merle G. Pollitt on June 7, 1943 at Fort Benning, GA.
Vera was a volunteer for the Commission on Aging. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge #2303; the Elkhart Moose Loge #73; and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed travel, crocheting, card playing and dominoes in her spare time, but mostly, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Vera is survived by 3 children and their spouses, Harold & Mary Sue Pollitt and Merle & Judith Pollitt, Jr. both of Three Rivers, and Diane & Don Everson of Mendon; 7 grandchildren and their spouses, Sherri & John Rivers, Shannon & Karl Ruedger, Christine & Charles Yancey, Patricia & Craig MacFarlane, Matt & Gina Everson, Trisha & Randy Svoboda, and Curt Pollitt; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Marilyn Warner (Lou), and Norma Grubbs both of Three Rivers; 1 brother, Gerald Bradford (Kim) of Three Rivers; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle in 1986; and by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eickhoff, Farrand, Halverson Chapel in Three Rivers. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009 at the funeral home with Rev. Jon Deily, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging, or the Mendon United Methodist Church-Building Fund. Online register is available at www.efhchapel.com