Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA


Jean Katherine (Smiley) Poole

August 21, 1920August 20, 2019

Jean Katherine Smiley Poole, 98, of Harrisonburg passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at White Birch Communities.

She was born on August 21, 1920 in Moffatts Creek, VA and was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Mary Alice Swisher Smiley.

Jean graduated from Middlebrook High School and lived most of her married life in Harrisonburg. She had been employed with Sancar, Imco and Harrisonburg High School cafeteria before retiring in 1985.

On August 3, 1940, she married Fred Morris Poole who preceded her in death on April 9, 2004.

She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Chapman and husband, Roger of Harrisonburg; grandchildren, Kathy Neyland and husband, Alex, of Springfield, VA and Kevin Chapman of Harrisonburg; one great granddaughter, Caris Neyland; a sister, Alice Bergeron of Manchester, NH; a brother in law, Thomas E. White of Greenville, VA; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Inez White, Sadie Yount and Phyllis Barndollar and a brother, Guy Smiley.

Honoring her wishes, she will be cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hose Company #4, 210 East Rock St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802 or Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 1477, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of White Birch Communities for the loving care provided to their mother and grandmother.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.


  • Hose Company #4
  • Harrisonburg Rescue Squad


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Peggy (Dovel) Barber

September 8, 2019

Mom, Sue and I are so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Oddly, I thought about her on the morning of the 21st as I was driving to Bridgewater to see my mom. I was shocked to see her obit in the DNR the next morning. I always enjoyed taking our moms out to lunch (always at Traditions) when they both were able to get out and about. And I remember your mom made the best coconut cream pie. She brought one to us when Daddy died. Sue and I tried to hide it so we could make it last as long as possible.
I know my folks always considered your parents their good friends. ( And considering the silly practical jokes our dads were always pulling on each other, they were "like brothers!") I know you miss them both.
Blessings to you and your family at this sad time, Peggy

Mary Miller VanPelt

August 23, 2019

I remember you and your family from Cedar Grove Church. May God comfort your heart and bring you peace
Mary Miller VanPelt

Debbie Graham

August 22, 2019

Becky, So sorry to hear about your Mom! I have many fond memories of my parents coming to your parents house to play cards. My brother and I would come along and we would play games while our parents played cards. I especially as a child enjoyed the Flintstones set you had. Sorry for your loss.
Debbie Texiere Graham