Peggy  J.  Poore
Peggy J. Poore

May 31, 1937 - November 15, 2018
Resided in Paris, Illinois


Peggy Jean Poore, 81, of Paris, Illinois, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Twin Lakes Rehab and Healthcare in Paris. She was retired after working several years as a cashier at Kroger’s.

She was born May 31, 1937, in Paris, Illinois, the daughter of John and Millie (Newman) Henson.

Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth (Chris) Morris of Paris, Illinois, Beth (Jim) Starr of Paris, Illinois, and Allison (Peter) Vadopalas of Des Plaines, Illinois; her step mother, Betty Henson of Paris, Illinois; two brothers, Joe (Yollie) Henson of Paris, Illinois, and Jimmy (Christie) Henson of Brownsville, Texas; a sister, Shirley Yeargin of Paris, Illinois; six grandchildren, Rene, Lindsey, Michael, Adam, Matthew, and John; as well as ten great grandchildren, Adyson, Hayden, Kandrey, Caide, Kassidy, Hayleigh, Shayleigh, Shiyha, Hayston, and Graisen. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Millie Henson; and a brother in law, Howard Yeargin.

Ms. Poore was a faithful member of St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was an avid gardener, a voracious reader, and a world traveler. She will be remembered as an advocate for the needy and an angel to everyone she met.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church or to Dobb's Park Nature Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.

All services are private. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery at a later date.

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