Mary Florence "Polly" Grim died Friday, Nov.7, 2008, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 92 years old.
Mary was born, Aug. 18, 1916, at St. John's, Newfoundland to Garfield and Mary "Gen" (Coleman) Pollard. She grew up at St. John's and attended Mercy and Presentation Convent Schools .
She worked as a secretary in downtown St. John's and at Fort Pepperrell, Newfoundland in the U.S. Army Ordinance Office. She married Sgt. Melvin G. Grim on Aug. 15, 1945, at St. John's and came to the states with him for the first time in September of 1945.
They lived at Ulysses until they moved to Milford, Neb., while Melvin attended Milford Technical School. They moved to McCook in 1952, when Melvin took a position with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Melvin retired in 1980 and passed away Aug.20, 1981.
Polly volunteered many hours at St. Patrick's Catholic School, church, altar society and choir. She enjoyed the YMCA Aquatic exercise class, knitting and her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin; daughter, Margaret; daughter-in-law, Nelda; son-in-law, Mike Anderson; three sisters, Stella, Margaret and Mary; an infant sister; and two brothers, Ronald and Garfield.
Survivors include her son, Gary Grim of Tucson, Ariz., two daughters, Mary Ann Hlavinka and Theresa Dicke and husband, Larry, all of McCook; a brother, Harold Pollard and wife, Genny of St. John's, Newfoundland; two sister-in-laws, Lillian Pollard of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Eileen Pollard of St. John's, Newfoundland; five grandchildren, Marcie, Laura, Dana, Denise and Brandon; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Visitation is today through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday until time of rosary at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook. Friends and family may also leave condolences on line at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Rosary will be Thursday, 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10:30 a.m., at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Gary Brethour officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in McCook.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.