Hester Mae (King) Poole went to her eternal rest on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Ingalls Memorial Hospital. Hester was born on December 3, 1928, in Logan, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Oscar and Betty (Hairston) King.
Hester retired from the Collection Department of the City of Joliet after 30 plus years of service.
Sister Poole was a faithful member, until her illness, of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, serving as a Trustee. Outside of Mt. Olive she was an active member of the National Hookup for Black Women.
Hester enjoyed traveling, shopping, and spending time with family. She loved attending family reunions.
Hester leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Michael (Cassandra Miller) Poole, daughter, Kimberly Poole, and grandchildren, Martel Poole, Ciara Poole, Scott Reed Raven Reed and Malchiah Nolan Jr., sister, Eyvonne Houston, Springfield, Ohio, sisters-in-law, Ida King, Joliet, Illinois and Barbara King, Columbus, Ohio, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thirkeld Poole, daughter, Patricia King, three sisters, and five brothers.
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