Evelyn “Sue” Poole, 68, 409 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
A funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 24, at the Evangelical Free Church, Hwy. 18 W., Clear Lake, with Rev. Dan Jordan officiating. Interment was at the Clear Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Relay for Life or Hospice of North Iowa.
Evelyn Sue Poole, daughter of Ben Thurman and Ruby (Perkins) Ball was born July 29, 1944 in Honaker, Va. Sue graduated from Honaker High School in 1962 and continued her education at Longwood College in Farmville, Va. receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She taught high school English in Williamsport, Pa. Sue married Roger Poole May 14, 1967 in Honaker. They lived in Newport News, Va., Williamsport, Pa., Corry, Pa., Rochester, Pa., Minden, Neb., Longmont, Colo., St. Paul, Minn., Eau Claire, Wis., Urbandale, Iowa and moved to Clear Lake in 1999. The family opened Starboard Market June 29th of that year.
Sue enjoyed Gospel music, her church family, reading scriptures, sitting in her do nothin’ chair, baking, traveling with her husband, politics, and especially spending time with family and being a grandma. She attended the Evangelical Free Church.
Sue is survived by her husband, Roger Poole, Clear Lake; three children, Jennifer Coffman and her husband, Ron, Ventura, Iowa, Katie Paulson and her husband, Eric, Ventura, and Brian Poole , Des Moines, Iowa and his special friend, Becky Myers, Birmingham, Iowa; two grandchildren, Cade and Lane Paulson; her mother, Ruby Ball, Bristol, Tenn.; sister, Wanda Owens Bristol, Tenn.; aunts and uncles, Gay and Lowie Perkins, Honaker, Va., Francis Ball, Bristol, Mildred Ball, Bristol, and Edith Ball; brother-in-law, Douglas B. Poole and his wife Betty, Dunnellon, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Nancy Carey and her husband, Bob, Fortuna, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Sue was preceded in death by her father; brother-in-law, Dan Owens; mother-in-law, Mildred Poole; and father-in-law, Foy Poole.