G. Marie Poole, age 79, of New Palestine, passed away Dec. 31, 2011 at Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield.
The daughter of Edward and Mayme McCleese Rankins, Marie was born May 7, 1932 in South Webster, Ohio. She was a homemaker, a sports enthusiast and comedian.
Marie is survived by her husband, Pete, whom she married on Dec. 19, 1953; sons, Tim R. Poole (Tammy) of New Palestine, Marty E. Poole of Fountaintown, and Jay L. Poole (Lori) of Indianapolis; daughters, Robin G. Bullock (Dean) of Greenwood and Mitzi F. Freeland of New Palestine; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack and Mick Rankins; sisters, Delores Land, Betty Itak, and Wanda Rigdon.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Alma Griffith; and brothers, Robert, Hubert, and Edward Jr. Rankins.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at Hendryx Mortuary, Cumberland Chapel, 11636 E. Washington Street, where friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Burial will follow in New Palestine Cemetery.