Delphia Rose Poole

Delphia Rose Poole, (nee Freed), age 89, of Joliet, passed away peacefully Friday, March 31, 2017 at Sunnyhill Nursing Home with her loving family at her side.

Born April 17, 1927 in MacFarlan, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Cloyd and Manila Bay (Mathess) Freed.

Delphia loved her family and she loved her God. She was an amazing cook and homemaker, and enjoyed gardening, playing Bingo, listening to Gospel music and working crossword puzzles.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 40 years, Earl Gene Poole; four children, Kathy (fiance Gordon Bebout) Olson, Sue (Mary Hunkler) Poole, Tammy (Karen) Poole, and Terri (Diane Warriner) Poole; six grandchildren, Lisa (Michael) Murray, Ed (fiancé Brooke McDonald) Bales, Robert Bales, Byron (fiancé Maryann Upton) Olson, Karla Olson, and Valerie (fiance Kyle Carlson) Connor; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothea (the late Edward) Williamson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Darrell McBee; three daughters, Loretta Connor, Carol Kohl and Jessica Poole; one grandson, Michael James Willis; and four brothers, Tony "Mac", Ivan, Shirley, and Tracey.

Visitation for Delphia Poole will be held Monday, April 3, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet. Cremation Rites will be accorded following the visitation and interment in Morgantown, West Virginia will be at a later date. For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at