Emma Lou Poe


Emma Lou Poe, age 86, Joplin, MO, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 22, 2019, at Joplin Gardens.
Emma was born March 29, 1933, in Joplin, daughter of the late William "Bill" Henry Conrow and Lola Augusta Griffis Conrow. Emma graduated from Duenweg High School, and was a lifelong member of Wildwood Baptist Church, having gone there for over 75 years.
She married David Lewis Poe in 1952. The couple enjoyed 63 years together before his passing in 2015.
She worked for over 20 years at McDonald's, and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Her son, Lew, was her greatest accomplishment and she followed him to many sporting events over the years, coaching and cheering him on. Emma was proud to gain a daughter in 1987, when Jeanine married Lew. Her support and dedication to family continued with her granddaughters, as she faithfully attended their many activities. She was an active member of her church, there any time the doors were open, either helping, teaching, or learning. Emma Lou loved spending time with her six older siblings and their families, spoiling her granddaughters, cooking and baking, and serving others.
In addition to her parents and Dave, Emma was preceded in death by five siblings, Billy R. Conrow, Betty "Tootsie" King, Roy "Pete" Conrow, Eula Mae Hulsey, and Charles C. Conrow.
Survivors include her son, William Lewis "Lew" Poe and wife, Jeanine, of Carthage; granddaughters, Jordynn Griffith and husband, Taylor, of Joplin, Elizabeth Poe, of Carthage; brother, John Conrow, of Joplin; 15 nieces and nephews; dozens of great-nieces and great-nephews; and her "second son", Scott Black.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at Wildwood Baptist Church, with Rev. Joe Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Wildwood Baptist Church on Thursday, July 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The family request that memorial contributions be made to the Wildwood Baptist Church Building Fund.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
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Donnie Franklin
Aug 22, 2019
In memory of our teenage years, may you rest in peace Emma Lou and sincere condolences to all your family