Edna R. Poole

Edna R. Poole

Edna R. Poole, 91, died on Jan. 6, 2021, in Carbondale.

She was born on Dec. 4, 1929, the daughter of Ford and Anna Hubach Cates. 

She married Norbert Leo Basler on July 16, 1948. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1982. On Dec. 8, 1991, she married Donald Poole. He went to meet the Lord on Sept. 22, 2017.

She was a homemaker and farmer’s wife for many years. She was also employed at Tripp Shelter Care in Cobden as an activity director for several years. She worked for a short time at Florsheim Shoe Factory in Anna and later was employed at Anna City Care Nursing Home as a CNA. 

After moving to East Cape Girardeau with her husband, Donald Poole, she became a seamstress for many people in that area and also in Cape Girardeau.

Survivors include one son, Douglas (Kathy) Basler; three daughters; Donna (Larry) Mahan, Diann Boyer and Cindy (Steve) Pryor; seven grandchildren and six step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Ginny (Charles) Stephenson; and three brothers, Gaylon (Clara) Cates, Ed (Carolyn) Cates and Homer Cates. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Helen Treece; and four brothers, Floyd Cates, Donald Cates, Charles Cates and Robert Cates.

She trusted in the Lord early in life and was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. She was very active in the church for many years and also sang in the choir.

Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, and playing the piano for her own enjoyment.

Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit rendlemanhilemanfh.com.

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