CHILDRESS – Madeline Veronica Poe, 84 of Childress, mother of Suzanne Dodd of Vernon, died on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Father David Contreras officiating. Interment will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
Rosary and visitation will be held at 6 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Childress.
Poe was born on May 9, 1931 in Manhattan, N.Y. to Peter and Genevieve (Kehoe) Flood. She attended the Immaculate Conception School and Washington Irving High School while in New York. Her first job was in New York City at the Empire State Building. She later studied at VRJC, obtaining her GED. She married Johnny Poe on Dec. 11, 1982, and moved to Childress. While in Childress, she was involved in many organizations. She served as director of the Childress Senior Citizens Center for 10 years, and managed the Greenview Senior Apartments until her retirement several years ago. In 1991, she was presented the Business Woman of the Year by the Childress Chamber of Commerce. She was a Catholic and attended Holy Angels Catholic Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Johnny of Childress; sons Glen Ingram of Edmund, Okla., Ronald Ingram of Quanah, Gary Ingram of Childress, Chet Ingram of Roanoke; daughters LuAnn Hinton of Childress, Diane Holt of Grapevine, Suzanne Dodd of Vernon, Lorretta Trammell of Altus, Okla., Shelli Ray of Plano, Jennifer Thomas of Saginaw; one step-son Benny Poe of Childress; two step-daughters Sherry Poe of Childress and Michelle Cooper of Salisaw, OK; two sisters, Joan Klingert of Tapan, N.Y., and Virginia Ward of Louisville, KY; 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Genevieve Flood; one brother, Peter Flood; step-daughter, Beverly Bargar, and one sister, Genevieve Guth.