Elma M. Poole, 74, of DeKalb Junction, died November 19, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Ogdensburg. Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, is in charge of arrangements.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Nov. 21, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, and the funeral service will be Monday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church with Rev. William Hart officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery.
Elma is survived by her husband, Gordon; daughters Doreen (Wallace) Mitchell, Heuvelton, and Deborah Baldino (companion George Typhair), Gouverneur; stepchildren Lynn (Paulette) Poole, Mt. Vernon, Maine, Deborah Bright, Winthrop, Maine, and Jennifer (Robert) Williams, Belgrade, Maine; siblings Larry (Linda) Wilson, Hermon, Gary (companion Patty) and Lyle Wilson, Syracuse, John (Nancy) Wilson and Neil Wilson, DeKalb, and Barbara Walrath, Fort Pierce, Fla.; grandchildren Tony (Pat) Cleary and Danielle Mitchell (companion RJ Durham); four step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren Derek Fenton, Lanie Durham, Dominic and Giovanni Cleary; and several nieces and nephews.
She was born March 16, 1936 in the Town of DeKalb, the child of Jake and Bertha Pelkey Wilson.
She married Gordon Poole on January 5, 2002 at the home of Justice of the Peace Howard Putney.
Mrs. Poole was a seamstress at Cameron’s Cleaners, Ogdensburg, until her retirement in 2002. Previous to that, she worked at E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur as an aide and in the office.
She was a member of the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, the Kendrew Grange, AMVETS Post 1997, Heuvelton where she was past president, the DeKalb Hermon Senior Citizen Club, and the Depeyster Senior Citizen Club.
She loved baking, housekeeping, sewing, sports, the outdoors, gardening and shopping.
Contributions in her memory can be made to the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church.