Dorothy J. (Ely) Poole, 87, entered into rest July 2, 2011 at Festus Manor. Born December 18, 1923, in Spokane, Washington, to the late John and Grace (Hollenbeck) Ely.
She is survived by her loving family which includes sons: Donald Gwinn of State College, PA, Richard (Eloise) Gwinn of Paraguay, South America, David (Gerri) Gwinn of Lititz, PA, Larry (Linda) Gwinn of Eustic, FL and Mark (Nadia) Gwinn of Springfield, MO; daughters: Victoria (Stanley) King of Barnhart, MO, Susan (Chuck) Ortinau of Aurora, IL and Candace (Hurschel) Alexander of Festus, MO; sisters: Nancy Dvornak of Chicago, IL, Darlene (Don) Byrnes of TX and Bevery Erdman of Spokane, WA; 22 grandchildren; and 35 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph E. Poole; daughter, Grayce Gentry; brother, Wayne Ely; and sisters: Betty and Joan.
A private service will be scheduled at a later date.