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P.O. Box 406, 165 W. Oak St.
Phone: (989) 539-7810
Denise Nichols-Root

Denise Lynn "Polly" Nichols-Root (Nichols)

Thursday, January 23rd, 1969 - Friday, September 20th, 2019
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Denise “Polly” Lynn Nichols-Root 50 of rural Harrison passed away suddenly on Friday, September 20, 2019 at SH Reed City Hospital. Denise was born January 23, 1969 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan the daughter of David and Barbara (Lootens) Nichols. Polly graduated from Harrison High School in 1997. Polly had resided in Harrison since 1998, moving from Beaverton, Michigan and formerly of Gladwin, Michigan. Polly was united in marriage to Mr. Stanley “Stan” Levi Root Jr. on December 30, 2015 in Clare, Michigan.
Mrs. Nichols-Root was employed with Lear Corporation-Farwell Plant as a Lead Auditor for many years. She also was co-owner and co-operator of Cozy Custom Candles of Harrison. Polly enjoyed candle making, arts and crafts, cooking, baking, cheering for her beloved Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and NASCAR racers. She also enjoyed travelling to Michigan International Speedway with her husband and family to watch the NASCAR Truck Series. Polly loved to read, go on camping trips and travel throughout Michigan to visit the many Lighthouse locations.
Surviving Polly is her loving husband, Mr. Stanley “Stan” Levi Root Jr. of Harrison, her mother, Barbara Marie Nichols of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, two daughters; Sabrina Bower of Paducah, Kentucky and Stephanie Bower of San Francisco, California, three sons; Luke Bower of Michigan, Darryl Bower and wife Jessica of Gillette, Wyoming and Alex Bower and wife Ashlea of Fulton, Kentucky, one step-daughter, Amanda Root of Farwell, six grandchildren; Scarlett Bower, Cedric Rantins, Ava Bower, Anamarie Bower, Everett Bower and Violet Bower, one sister, Debbie Nichols of Beaverton, one brother, David Nichols of Michigan and her mother in law, Georgette Root of Gladwin, two sister in laws; Christine Anita Ward and husband Ward of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Chrystal Annette Swerden of Gladwin, Polly was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Cindy Kline and one niece, Rosie Kline and her father in law, Mr. Stanley Levi Root Sr.
A visitation for Polly will be held Saturday, September 29, 2019 from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. at Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison. Memorial gifts in memory of Polly may be considered to the Nichols-Root Family, To share an online memory or condolence with Polly’s family, please visit: Arrangements for Mrs. Nichols-Root are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Stocking Funeral Home
    165 W. Oak St.
    HARRISON, MI 48625
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  • Reception

    Harrison City Park
    915 West Spruce Street
    HARRISON, MI 48625
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Posted at 10:53pm
Stan, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Polly. My condolences to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during & after this most difficult time. Ranee Krocker & Family

Joanne Sherrick

Posted at 10:23pm
Polly and I became " Best Friends" in High School. She was my first friend after moving up here from Detroit. I
loved her like a sister and we shared many great High School memories. We went our separate ways and had not seen each other in over twenty years. I was in Harrison this July and was able to have breakfast with her. I consider it a true blessing that she and I were able to catch up and she was able to tell me about Stan, her children and Grandchildren.
Polly was a true gem. She was kind to everyone she knew, but was also tough as nails. I will never forget her and her love for life She was a self taught artist with talent that I remember our art teacher crying real tears when Polly said she wasn't going to college. She was gifted in so many ways and I will miss her terribly. My condolences to her family. Please pass on a hug to her Mama from me.

Darryls Wyoming Family (Sharon, Ken, and children)

Posted at 06:26pm
We are so sorry for the loss of Polly.
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Guys, I am so sorry we couldn't be there in person. We are with you in spirit. We all love you so much!
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Posted at 03:43pm
Rest In Peace, we will forever miss you. - Donna, Penny, Barb, Julie, and Eli
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