Cleo Scott Newsom

July 18, 1928February 22, 2014

Cleo (Krause) Poe Scott Newsom, age 85, of Granite Shoals passed away February 22, 2014, in Llano with her family close to her side. She was born July 18, 1928, in Doole, Texas to Rinhart and Margie (Foster) Krause.

Cleo is survived by 2 daughters and 1 son from her marriage to O.M. Poe, Jr., Linda Short and husband Dennie Ray of Round Mountain, Patsy Fisher and husband Jimmy of Brownwood, and Kenneth Poe and wife Linda of Llano. Also surviving are 2 brothers R.J. Krause of Mt. Pleasant and Dennis Krause of Marble Falls and 1 sister Jo Anna McFadden of Kingsland; also 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, 3 sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cleo was preceded in death by her parents, twin sister Theo Shipman and brothers Johnny, Eldon, and Wayne Krause.

Cleo always enjoyed doing yard work, dancing, living and playing on the lake, and helping others. Cleo was a member of the Marble Falls VFW Ladies Auxiliary for a number of years. The visitation for Cleo will be held Tuesday evening February 25th from 6 to 8. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning, 10am, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls officiated by Reverend John Taylor. Interment will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park. Those named as pallbearers were James Kevin Fisher, Mark Everett Fisher, Michael Ray Short, Christopher Alan Short, Sean Short, and Jimmy Louis Fisher.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in memory of Cleo should be made to Scott & White Hospice in Llano. Condolences to the family may be made to

Arrangements made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Marble Falls, Texas. Arrangements under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Marble Falls, TX.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 25, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Alisa Darnaby

February 27, 2014

I will miss walking to Cleo's house for a quick chat and a good dose of laughter. She brought sunshine into my life.

Carmen Phillips Melton

February 26, 2014

So many memories of Cleo --- for all of my life. I loved her like a mother. She had an infectious laugh and a generous spirit. She loved life, 42, dancing and having fun. I will never ever forget, Cleo. You will be missed. Tell mama and daddy hello for me, brush up on those dancing skills, and shuffle those dominoes!!! They've been waiting for you for a long while now.

Linda, Patsy, Kenneth --- ya'll stick together and hold each other up --- it's going to be difficult for a while, but you will find your way through the storm.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Reyna Short

February 25, 2014

Nanny, you never made me feel anything but loved and welcome. I will miss you and am glad you are back home where you can dance and play to your hearts delight. Love you