Thelma L. Poole
September 15, 1926 ‒ October 17, 2014
Thelma L. Poole, age 88, of East Sandusky Street, Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 15, 1926 in South Portsmouth, Kentucky the daughter of Paul and Frances “Bonnie” (Bolton) Dillow. Thelma taught school with her husband from 1952 to 1954 at the Dayton Junior Academy. In 1955 Thelma earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the San Bernardino California Nursing School. She has been an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Fredericktown and Mount Vernon. Thelma was an avid collector of antiques and enjoyed taking care of her flower garden.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Dr. Joseph R. Poole, her children, Dr. Joseph Rustin (Melissa) Poole of Mount Vernon, Mary (Joe Cochran) Wishau of Mount Vernon, four grandchildren, Julia (Nick) Nordby, Jonathan Poole, Elizabeth (James) Dunkleberger D.D.S and Joe (Melissa) Cooper, seven great grandchildren and a brother, William (Marjorie) Dillow of San Antonio.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Lee Alden Dillow and a sister, Phyllis Aeh.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church, 535Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call one hour prior. Pastor Fred Shoemaker and Pastor Lou Tuscano will be officiating.
Memorial contributions in Thelma’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County.
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