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Mary E. Pool

February 14, 1933 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 87)

Life Story

UPDATE:  A celebration of life service for Mary E. Pool will begin at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 25, at Northside Church of the Nazarene. A picnic luncheon will follow immediately after the service on the church grounds and in the “Connexion” building. Mrs. Pool, 87, died June 23, 2020. Billings Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Please direct any memorial donations to the Northside Church of the Nazarene Legacy Pavillion Fund, 53569 County Road 7, Elkhart, IN  46514, in Mary’s name.


Mary E. Pool, 87, of Elkhart, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the home of her daughter Carmen.  She was born on February 14, 1933 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Richard and Viola (Grim) Scott.  On September 2, 1951 she married Rev. H. Gene Pool who passed away on April 5, 2014.  

Surviving are her brother, Richard Lynn Scott and sister Rosella Fischer, children: Carmen (Ken) Wolf, Candi LaPlace and Cynthia (Don) Kramer, 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held at a future date at Northside Church of the Nazarene.  Her cremated remains will be scattered in Canada where they loved to vacation and fish.  A memorial paver in memory of H. Gene and Mary Pool is being placed at the Wellfield Botanical Garden.  

Mary was a former school teacher. She had a passion for ministry in the community.  As a Pastor’s wife she served with her husband at several churches on the Northeast Indiana District of the Church of the Nazarene, including Elkhart Northside, Hartford City and Anderson Goodwin Memorial.  She also served as choir director, pianist and organist. Mary was District Missionary President of the NEI Church of the Nazarene for many years.  She was passionate about supporting missions.  After “retirement” she served as Director of Little Apple Preschool until the age of 75 when she became ill.  Loving and teaching children was one of her many passions. 

Mary loved her family.  She loved to serve and provide meals, always opening her home to entertain church families, and friends. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crafts, gardening, music and reading.  She always looked forward to the annual fishing trip to the town of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada.

Arrangements are under the care of Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart. Please visit the Billings Funeral Home website to share a memory or condolence with Mary’s family.

Please direct any memorial donations to the Northside Church of the Nazarene Legacy Pavillion Fund in Mary’s name.

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Celebration of Life Service
July 25, 2020

10:30 AM
Northside Church of the Nazarene
53569-1 County Rd. 7 North
Elkhart, IN 46514

Cremation has been chosen

Altera Cremation Services
812 Baldwin St
Elkhart, IN 46514


Northside Church of the Nazarene Legacy Pavillion Fund
53569 County Road 7, Elkhart IN 46514
Tel: 1-574-264-5866

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