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Martha Lois Rothrock Pool
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1926
West Salem
Edwards County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 2011
Monticello
Piatt County
Illinois, USA

Martha Lois Pool, 85, of Olney, died Saturday, September 3, 2011, at Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren with Terry Michels officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Martha was born July 27, 1926, in West Salem, the daughter of Clinton Lee and Ola (Koertge) Rothrock. She married James Harlan Pool on June 27, 1947, in Morganfield, Ky. He preceded her in death on August 14, 1994.

She was a school teacher at a rural country school. She worked for many years as a mental health worker in Richland County. Martha retired at age 80 from her position as an elder abuse investigator. She was a life-long member of her beloved church, Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren. She was a vital part of the Berryville Community. She was a 4-H leader and deeply involved with the Berryville Chowder. Martha loved gardening, reading and sewing, but most of all she loved her family and spending time with them.

Martha is survived by her daughter, Susan Trafton, of Milwaukee, Wis.; daughter, Phyllis Usher and her husband, Kent, of Monticello; son, James H. Pool, of Berryville; son, Michael J. Pool, of Olney; grandchildren, Alisha Duenas and her husband, Tony, Eric Pool, Andrea Pool, Tara Pool, Ashlie Pool, Kylie Pool and Nicole Hixonbaugh, Matthew Usher and his wife, Kimberly, Michelle Evans and her husband, Jason, Kyle Usher, Maria Trafton and Julianna Trafton; eight great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Pat Rothrock, of West Salem.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clinton and Ola Rothrock, husband, James Pool; son, Mark Andrew Pool; and nine brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be made to SWAN in Olney. 
 
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 Parents:
  Clinton Lee Rothrock (1881 - 1961)
  Ola Koertge Rothrock (1881 - 1974)
 
 Spouse:
  James Harlan Pool (1924 - 1994)
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Elizabeth Rothrock Farris (1906 - 1999)*
  Dorothy E Rothrock Bowers (1907 - 1989)*
  Esther Irene Rothrock Hallquist (1910 - 1994)*
  Charles Lawrence Rothrock (1912 - 1978)*
  Francis E Rothrock (1916 - 2001)*
  L D Rothrock (1918 - 2002)*
  John Eugene Rothrock (1922 - 1924)*
  Martha Lois Rothrock Pool (1926 - 2011)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Parkersburg
Richland County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: NanC
Record added: Sep 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75924980
Martha Lois <i>Rothrock</i> Pool
Added by: NanC
 
Martha Lois <i>Rothrock</i> Pool
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 Added: Sep. 6, 2011
 
 
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