Effingham Daily News
---- — Kenneth E. Poe, 81, of Dieterich, entered into eternal heaven at 6 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Effingham Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham.
Private services will be held for the family at a later date. Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood, is assisting with the arrangements.
Kenneth was born on Sept. 18, 1932, in Clay County, the son of Lewis and Orpha (Staggs) Poe. He married Eva Shelton on Dec. 28, 1976, in Dieterich, and she survives. Kenny, as he was known, owned Country Motors Used Cars Sales and Auto Repair in rural Dieterich, from the 1970s until he retired in 2000. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, mushroom hunting and Nascar racing.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Eva of Dieterich; sons, Kevin Poe (wife Tina) of Dieterich, Kent Poe (wife Tiffany) of Dieterich, and Jimmy Johnson (wife Frances) of Hayward, Calif.; daughter, Carla Woods (husband Clay) of Dieterich; grandchildren, Charles Hodge, Jennifer Johnson, Billy (wife Hanna) Hodge, Christina (husband Chris) Ordner, Jacob (wife Malory) Chisler, Phillip (wife Sarah) Chisler, Chelsea Poe, Casey Poe, Makayla Poe, Teddy Poe, Hailey Poe, Amber Poe and Anthony Poe; great-grandchildren, Sydney Hodge, Zoe Hodge, Calvin Althoff, Rylea Hodge, Madyson Hodge, Cooper Chisler, Braydon Poe, Izzaiah Poe, Bella Sue Ordner and Violet Rose Ordner.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Heather R. Poe.
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