Shirley Mae (Faulkner) Larsen, age 88, passed away at Hunters Crossing Place under the care of Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Florida, on Oct. 13, 2016.

Mrs. Larsen was born on Aug. 11, 1928 in Gurnee, Illinois, to Floyd and Gladys (Wilkelman) Faulkner. She was married to Howard Larsen on May 27, 1950. A talented homemaker, she was a devoted wife and mother of three. She found happiness in caring for her family. She is preceded in death by her husband, and is survived by her younger sister, Judy Deloof, and three loving sons, Gary, Ken, and Eric Larsen.

A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Haven Hospice Chapel, 4200 N.W. 90th Boulevard in Gainesville. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Shirley’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Haven Hospice of Gainesville.