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May 13, 2014

Lena Beatrice (Hamilton) Poole

TERRE HAUTE — Lena Beatrice (Hamilton) Poole, born Sept. 26, 1925, in Marseilles, Ill., to the late George H. and Thelma (Sims) Hamilton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May, 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence B. Poole; daughter, Bonita Louise Poole; sister, Theresa Swift; grandson, Danny Reynolds; and nephew, Jay Swift.

Lena was a longtime member of North Terre Haute Christian Church. Lena also taught cake decorating for years, made numerous wedding cakes, ran in several “Fast Track Mile” races, and was known as the “Ice Cream Lady” to several of her great-grandchildren. She was known locally for her homemade noodles, was a member of the Burnett Home Economics Club and did volunteer work at Hamilton Mental Health Center and McMillan Adult Day Care Center.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl and husband Charles Cassidy; son, Larry and wife Donna Poole; grandchildren, Shannon and husband Jonathan Fox, Brent and wife Michelle Poole, Eric Poole, Adam and wife Emily Poole, and Dustin Poole;  great-grandchildren, Madison Burt, Alex, Samantha, and Andrew Poole, Caleb and Olivia Poole, Ethan, Ayden, and Ella Poole, Isabella and Liam Fox, Levi Reynolds, and Zachary Miller; sisters, Catherine Gobin of Terre Haute, and Thelma DeLisle of Michigan; a brother, George Hamilton of Jacksonville, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with services at 1 p.m., with Pastor Jim Coyle officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Kind words and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at:  www.mattoxwood.com

 

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