Elinor Rose Poore (80)

Carmi, Illinois
Birth: October 14, 1940
Death: June 18, 2021

Elinor Rose Poore, 80, of Carmi, Illinois, died Friday, June 18, 2021, at her home. She was born October 14, 1940, in Hamilton County, Illinois, the daughter of Grant and Hattie (Hutchison) Little. She was married to Harold “Peanuts” Poore, also affectionately known as “coach”, and he survives.

Rose attended Ashland Christian Church near Mill Shoals, Illinois, and was the secretary at First Christian Church in Carmi for over 38 ½ years. During this time, she travelled to various church secretary organization conferences where she spoke and did various presentations. For 42 years, she was the secretary/treasurer of the Egyptian Colt Stakes. Many remember her column entitled “Life Through Rose Colored Glasses” that appeared regularly in the Carmi Times newspaper. When the Carmi Invitational Basketball Tournament was formed, Rose was well known in the area as the hospitality room coordinator. In her younger years, she and “coach” enjoyed dancing.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Poore of Carmi; daughter Tammy Knox of Shelbyville, Indiana; and granddaughter Gabrielle Knox.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Jimmy and Dale Little; and sisters Nellie Faye Renshaw, and Wanda Lee Campbell.

Visitation and funeral are Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at 9 am and funeral is at 12 noon.

Burial is in Enfield Cemetery in Enfield, Illinois.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Carmi, Illinois -Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 9 am - noon
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel, Carmi, Illinois -Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - noon
Burial: Enfield Cemetery, Enfield, Illinois

10 thoughts on “Elinor Rose Poore”

  1. I still have the wonderful article Rose wrote about my mother at her passing. I know she will be missed. Prayers for Coach and family.

  2. Rose was always a bright spot in my week and I will miss her so much.My prayers for her sweet family.

    1. Rose was the wonderful glue that held our “Class of 58” together and made our reunions so enjoyable. We will all miss her very much. Love. Alice Eadie

  3. I’m so sorry I can’t attend the services for Rose. I worked with her at first christian church for several years. She was a very kind person. She was very helpful in providing supplies, advice, ideas, friendship, and information that I needed. I enjoyed working with her.
    Linda carter

  4. Rose was a friend & giving Christian woman. She will be missed by so many. Only God knows how many people she touched as she ventured through her short time here. She now has received her reward. God bless all of her family. We will never forget Rose and her kindness to us.
    Doris & Clarence Blair

  5. Coach, Tammy, Gabrielle—I am so sorry for your loss. You know that Rose and I met in the 1970s when she attended a church secretaries conference I led in southern Illinois. After that Rose attended several other such meetings and eventually hosted one in Carmi. As our friendship grew we began meeting in St. Louis a couple of times each year (for many years) every April and October, our birthday months. We worked on many projects for church secretaries through the years, but enjoyed just sightseeing and shopping as well. After she retired from the church we continued our St. Louis trips and talked on the phone very often. We planned to get together again this fall. Rose was a remarkable woman and incredible friend. I, like so many, will miss her very much.

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