Mildred F. Pooker, 80, of Shawneetown, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau.

She was born January 18, 1936, in Jefferson County, Missouri, to Louis and Flora Steinbach Kuhlman.  She and Chester Pooker were married July 13, 1958, in Hillsboro, Missouri.  They had been married 46 years when Chester passed away February 14, 2005.

Mildred was baptized February 16, 1936 and confirmed April 2, 1950, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. Chester and Mildred moved from Hillsboro to Shawneetown in 1997.  She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Loving survivors include four children, Cynthia (Daniel) Redecker and Allen (Kim) Pooker of New Wells, Dale (Bonnie) Pooker of Kearney, Missouri, and Reva (John) Eichhorn of New Wells, six grandchildren, Aaron (Amy) Redecker, Jesse (Catie) Eichhorn, Ashley Pooker, Nathan Redecker, Jenny Eichhorn, and Caleb Pooker; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Walter (Nelda) Kuhlman of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and John (Judy) Kuhlman of Mapaville, Missouri.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Kuhlman.

Visitation is Monday, April 25, 2016, from 4 to 8 pm at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 9 am to service time, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells.

Funeral service is Tuesday, at 10 am, at the church, with the Rev. Lawrence Bradt officiating.

Interment will follow in church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells or East Perry County Senior Center in Altenburg.

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  1. Polly Bradford

    Dear Reva and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of you all at this sad time. (I was your first grade teacher at Hillsboro). Polly Elfrink Bradford

  2. Bonnie Ricks

    Cindy, Dale, Allen and Reva – my mom (Dorothy Steinbach) and I are so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful lady and I know my mom will miss her. They talked on the phone often before Mildred’s stroke. We will not be able to make the trip down for the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Bonnie (Steinbach) Ricks

  3. Beth Little

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Cindy. You’re in my thoughts and prayers most especially during these first days when your mother’s absence is felt most keenly. Your family and friends grieve with you.
    Beth Little

  4. Jeff Barnicle

    I am sorry for your loss. She was a great neighbor. I will keep the family in prayer

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