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Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1917 Archer City Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Mary Poole

November 4, 1925August 30, 2020

On Sunday, August 30 at 11:13 p.m., Mary Ella Poole, 94, of Wichita Falls, Texas ran into the arms of her Maker to her permanent residence. She was greeted by her husband, John Ned Poole, of over 50 years who waited patiently by Heaven’s gates for 19 years for his beloved wife to finish her mission.

Mary was born in Deandale, Texas on November 4, 1925 to the late Carley and Melissa Smith. After losing her mother at an early age, she leaned on the most important lesson she learned from her: to love the Lord with all of you heart, soul, and mind. This gentle spirit was the introduction to win over the heart of her husband, John, and they married shortly after, on December 6, 1942. Mary lived her life in sacrifice for others and in her love for the Lord. She lived out the example of Proverbs 31 through her strength, dignity and pure heart, constantly bringing good news to others, hands extended to give others a helping hand, a soul constantly thirsty for the Word and wringing out every drop on others, and a beauty that shined through from the inside out. Her legacy is poured out over Bibles underlined from start to finish, prayers poured out over everyone she met, and handwritten letters of adoration, pointing everyone toward their final destination: Heaven.

Mary is preceded in death by her loving parents, her sister, Elizabeth Elderton and her brother, Warren Smith. She is survived by her brother, Travis Smith of Abilene; her daughter, Deotta and John Barnes of Wichita Falls; her twin sons, Jon and Ruth Ann Poole of Jacksonville, North Carolina; and Ron and Vicki Poole of Wichita Falls; her grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Cook of Wichita Falls, Lauri Miller of Fort Worth, David Johnson of Wichita Falls, John Poole of Fresno, California, James Poole of Wichita Falls, Kathleen Poole Benjamin of San Marcos, California; 9 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Services will be at Hampton Vaughn funeral home on Friday, September 4 at 11 a.m. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Travis Smith, Brother
  • Deotta Barnes (John), Daughter
  • Jon Poole (Ruth Ann), Son
  • Ron Poole (Vicki), Son
  • Mary Elizabeth Cook, Granddaughter
  • Lauri Miller, Granddaughter
  • David Johnson, Grandson
  • John Poole, Grandson
  • James Poole, Grandson
  • Kathleen Poole Benjamin, Granddaughter
  • Carley and Melissa Smith, Parents (deceased)
  • John Poole, Husband (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Elderton, Sister (deceased)
  • Warren Smith, Brother (deceased)
  • Mary is also survived by 9 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Cameron Tillinghast
  • Tailor Barnes
  • Tanner Miller
  • Carleigh Cook
  • Madison Miller
  • Parker Miller

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 4, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, September 4, 2020

Memories

Mary Poole

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Gordon & Irene Wallace

September 4, 2020

We lost a sweet friend, but our loss is Heaven's gain.
We will miss her.
Much love,
Gordon & Irene Wallace

Patricia Frerich

September 4, 2020

My sister(Dorcia Edgin) was in Advanced Care with her & loved her so much. She was such a sweet gentle soul! Loved seeing her beautiful smile ! She will be missed!

Don Spray

September 4, 2020

I remember Mary Poole as a peaceful Christian woman with a true love of her faith and family. My prayers and condolences to all of the Poole family.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

On Sunday, August 30 at 11:13 p.m., Mary Ella Poole, 94, of Wichita Falls, Texas ran into the arms of her Maker to her permanent residence. She was greeted by her husband, John Ned Poole, of over 50 years who waited patiently by Heaven’s gates for 19 years for his beloved wife to finish her mission.

Mary was born in Deandale, Texas on November 4, 1925 to the late Carley and Melissa Smith. After losing her mother at an early age, she leaned on the most important lesson she learned from her: to love the Lord with all of you heart, soul, and mind. This gentle spirit was the introduction to win over the heart of her husband, John, and they married shortly after, on December 6, 1942. Mary lived her life in sacrifice for others and in her love for the Lord. She lived out the example of Proverbs 31 through her strength, dignity and pure heart, constantly bringing good news to others, hands extended to give others a helping hand, a soul constantly thirsty for the Word and wringing out every drop on others, and a beauty that shined through from the inside out. Her legacy is poured out over Bibles underlined from start to finish, prayers poured out over everyone she met, and handwritten letters of adoration, pointing everyone toward their final destination: Heaven.

Mary is preceded in death by her loving parents, her sister, Elizabeth Elderton and her brother, Warren Smith. She is survived by her brother, Travis Smith of Abilene; her daughter, Deotta and John Barnes of Wichita Falls; her twin sons, Jon and Ruth Ann Poole of Jacksonville, North Carolina; and Ron and Vicki Poole of Wichita Falls; her grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Cook of Wichita Falls, Lauri Miller of Fort Worth, David Johnson of Wichita Falls, John Poole of Fresno, California, James Poole of Wichita Falls, Kathleen Poole Benjamin of San Marcos, California; 9 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Services will be at Hampton Vaughn funeral home on Friday, September 4 at 11 a.m.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

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