CHARLESTON, IL – Mildred Poulter, age 96 of Charleston, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at her Mason Point home in Sullivan, Illinois. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 from Noon until 1:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston. Services honoring and celebrating her life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mike Southards officiating. Interment will follow in Mound Cemetery, Charleston. It is requested that memorial gifts in her honor be made to the LifeSpan Center. Gifts may be left on the memorial table at the visitation or service, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Mildred was born on November 13, 1915 in Cumberland County, Illinois, a daughter of the late Larkin and Beulah (Blagg) Cooper. She married James (Herb) Poulter on September 30, 1933 in Paris, Illinois and they shared sixty-six years of marriage prior to his death on January 16, 2000. Mildred is survived by two nephews, Joe Hanley and wife Pat of Sullivan and Hal Drake and wife Joan of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and a niece, Linda Miller and husband Bill of St. Louis. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Harold Cooper; two sisters, Edith Hanley and Dorothy Weber; a niece, Joyce Titus; and two nephews, Terry Poulter and James Poulter.
Mildred was employed with the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston for forty years and retired in 1972 as a supervisor. She has been an active member of First Christian Church in Charleston since 1959 and a fifty plus year member of the Order of Eastern Star and of the former Sopha C Chapter 102.
Mildred’s hobbies included all types of craft work and she was especially fond of ceramics. She was always willing to help others and thoroughly enjoyed assisting at the Charleston Senior Center as a volunteer. In addition, she was also a talented and gifted seamstress making an assortment of her own clothing. Mildred possessed a kind and caring heart and was admired, respected and loved by her family and many friends.