Cecilia Rae Poole

Cecilia Rae Poole, 64, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 3:00 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2023, at Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua, Iowa.

She was born on September 8, 1958, in Keosauqua, Iowa, the daughter of Gerald LaVerne and Jessie Louise (Pittman) Boyd. On September 14, 1974, she married Donald Poole in Farmington, Iowa. He preceded her in death on October 3, 2021.

Survivors include her children: Tanya (Daniel) Harness of Revere, Missouri, Tammie Poole of Farmington, Iowa, Thomas (Amee) Poole of Farmington, Iowa, Trisha Poole of Farmington, Iowa, Terri (Jimmy) Vancil of Farmington, Iowa; grandchildren: Taylor and Christopher Pilcher, Ethan and Owen Harness, Trevor, Quinton, Mason and Gavin Poole, Katerina Wyatt, Sera and Gabriel Poole; great grandson: Jett Dameron; brothers: Floyd Boyd, Edward Allen Boyd; sisters: Brenda Louise (Randy) Cook, Connie (Jeff Oaks) Boyd, Julie (Stephen) Krauter; in-laws: Ronnie (Trisha) Poole of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Bobby Poole of Burlington, Iowa, Virginia (Bill) Glaha of Chariton, Iowa, Brad Smith of Mount Sterling, Iowa, Charlie (Kelly) Smith of Mount Sterling, Iowa, John Smith of Mount Sterling, Iowa; step siblings: Bill Smith of Oklahoma, Roger (Tina) Smith of Farmington, Iowa, Linda (Larry) Miller of Edgewood, Maryland. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Donnie; sister: Marvina Lee Sullivan; brothers: Marlin Dean Boyd and Blair Boyd; brothers-in-law: Chad Smith and Larry Poole.

Cecilia worked as a CNA at Good Samaritan and managed Pappy’s Place. She was a member of the Southeast Iowa Women’s Pool League and the Women’s Miscue Pool League. She was an avid pool player having participated in the National Pool Shootout in Las Vegas, where she placed fourth in the women’s division and her women’s pool team participated in the Iowa State Women’s League where they won first place. Cecilia also enjoyed reading, music, barbecuing and get togethers with her family. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandkids.

Her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington with Michael Browning officiating.

Following the memorial service, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Farmington American Legion.

A memorial has been established in her memory

Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.