Cleta Mae Poole

Cleta Mae Poole

Cleta Mae Poole, 100, of Dongola, died Sunday, June 26, 2022, at her home. 

She was born on Jan. 25, 1922, in Elco, the daughter of John and Lucy Brimm Sims. 

She married the love of her life, Eanis Poole. He preceded her in death. 

She loved spending her time quilting and tending to and growing her flowers.

Mrs. Poole is survived by her children, Joan Boling of Du Quoin, Fred (Carol) Poole of Anna, Bobby Poole of Elco, Brenda Berry of Anna, Jeannie Huffhine of Elco, Janice Burchyett of Anna, Billy (Brenda) Poole of Mill Creek and Jackie (Chuck) Mitroka of Royalton; 33 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; 92 great-great-grandchildren and three more on the way; and a sister, Erma Shelton. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eanis Poole; children Dennis Poole, Effie Lang, Bonnie Land, Eanis Poole Jr. and Michael Poole; six grandchildren; sons-in-law and daughters-in-law Charlie Boling, Terry Huffhine, John Berry, Clarence Lang, Carl Land and Peggy Poole; eight brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Paul Mayberry officiating. Interment immediately followed at St. John Cemetery near Dongola. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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