Obituary of Elizabeth May Poole
May 30, 1929 - December 8, 2023
Elizabeth May Poole. Age 94 of Trenton, formerly of Flat Rock and Carleton.
Beloved wife of the late George Poole. Loving mother of William (Lynn) Poole, Dan (Susan) Poole, Carolyn Poole, Patricia Shrum, and the late Howard Poole. Dearest grandmother of Adam Shrum , Clint Poole, Samantha (Tim) Whitinger, Scott Poole, and Christopher (Emily) Poole. Great grandmother of Sydnie Whitinger, Grace Whitinger, Addison Whitinger, Elliott Poole, and Lucy Poole. Preceded in death by her daughter in law, Roxann Poole.
Memorial contributions are appreciated to American Red Cross.
~ Family Tribute ~
Elizabeth had a dog named Mickey when she was younger and would always take care of her mother’s dog, Brucie. She loved our cats Neo and Bubba. She was Neo’s “person”. She was the only person he would go to sit on her lap.
Going to church was a very important part of her life. She wanted all of her children to know and learn about God. Volunteering for the Red Cross was also a very important part of her life.
She always loved drinking her wine just before dinner. Mom loved bowling and playing Bunco with her friends. She also loved reading novels, doing crossword puzzles, knitting, and crocheting. Most of all, Dad, her children, and her grandchildren were her life.
Bill remembers when he was 12 years old and was told by a doctor that he would not be able to go into the draft to fight in any war. Our mom was very happy. One time when we were young, Carolyn and one of our cousins drifted out toward the middle of Hubbard Lake on an innertube and here comes our mom and our aunt in a rowboat to save them. She taught all her children how to swim.
When Elizabeth was staying at the nursing home near the end of her life, the nurses said she liked to sit by the window by herself and tell stories out loud just like she was reading a book. When we would ask for something and she said no, it wasn’t to be mean. She always had a good reason. Of course, at the time we didn’t understand because we were young, but now we do. She was always there ready to help whenever you needed her.
Officiant ~ Reverend Robin E. Honaker
John Molnar, Sr. opened the Detroit Hungarian Funeral Home, now the Molnar Funeral Homes, in 1923. The funeral home began in his home until relocating across the street to it's Delray location at 8623 Dearborn Avenue, in 1936. He had a strong work ethic and believed that you should never stop learning...