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Melissa ‘Missy’ Poole

November 4, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Melissa "Missy" Poole, 40, of Washington, W.Va., passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 2, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

Missy was born Nov. 8, 1971 in Parkersburg, a daughter of William "Buzzy" Holliday of Lubeck, W.Va., and the late Carolyn (Layman) Holliday.

She was a graduate of Parkersburg South High School, an avid fan of dirt track racing and a member of the lady auxiliary in the Lubeck Fire Department. She was a loving housewife and an excellent mother to her daughter.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of 18 years, Mike Poole; daughter, Trisha Poole of Washington, W.Va.; brother, Dave Holliday of Parkersburg; stepmother, Sandy Holliday of Lubeck, W.Va.; stepbrother, Eric Farnsworth (Sarah) of Washington, W.Va.; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Poole of Parkersburg; brothers-in-law, Adam Vincent of Ohio and Russ Vincent of Parkersburg; sisters-in-law, Diana Wiggins (Kenny) and Kelly McGill (John), both of Parkersburg; along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandparents; and her father-in-law, Larry Poole.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family requests that donations in Missy's name be made to People's Bank to help defray the funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at



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