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Eleanor J. Poole

July 1, 1920 April 14, 2019
Eleanor J. Poole
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Eleanor J. Poole, 98, of Richland Center, died on Sunday, April 14,2019 at Schmitt Woodland Hills in Richland Center. She was born in Richland Center on July 1, 1920 the daughter of Earl B. and Hazle L. (Richards) Poole.
Eleanor graduated from Richland Center High School in 1938. After graduation she attended Madison Business College and graduated from the Accounting-Secretarial course in June of 1939. Eleanor worked at Burnham’s Drug Store (Empire Drug Store) from 1942 until 1950, Richland Co. Dept. of Social Services from 1950-1952, Edwards Clinic from 1952 – 1962, and the Richland Medical Center from 1962 – 1988 and part time after her retirement in 1988.
Eleanor was a faithful member of the Park Street Christian Church, where she played the organ and recorded church attendance for many years. She was an EMT, a member of the Richland Historical Society, and a member of the Richland County Homemakers. Eleanor volunteered at various community events including the Blood Bank and the Get Real Program. When she wasn’t volunteering, she appreciated attending many events in the community.
She enjoyed traveling including her many bus trips with the Homemakers group. Eleanor continued her education by taking night classes to learn to paint and to make wood carvings. Eleanor was an avid writer and loved to keep in touch with relatives by writing letters back and forth. She took joy in spending time with her family and friends.
Eleanor is survived by her cousins: Everette Poole of Myrtle Beach, SC, John (Lynette) Richards of Ithaca, Orlen (Alice) Richards of Ithaca, and Paul (Barb) Denman of Sextonville; many other relatives and friends.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel with burial to follow in the Willow Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials in Eleanor’s name be directed to the Park Street Christian Church or the Willow Valley Cemetery. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at prattfuneralservice.com


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Visitation

Thursday

18

Apr

11:00 AM 4/18/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 4/18/2019 1:00:00 PM
Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service

120 North Park Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service
120 North Park Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

Service

Thursday

18

Apr

1:00 PM 4/18/2019 1:00:00 PM
Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service

120 North Park Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service
120 North Park Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States
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