Dorothy Ellen Poage, 91, of Cole Camp, died Monday, October 6, 2014, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia.  She was born on November 21, 1922, at Spickard, Missouri, a daughter of Charles and Charlotte (Broyles) Elliott.

She attended country schools in North Central Missouri.  On December 29, 1941, in Winston, she was united in marriage to Jack Poage, who preceded her in death on July 22, 1994.

In 1977, they moved from Meadville to Cole Camp, where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  Dorothy was co-owner of the Posie Peddler Flower Shop in Cole Camp from 1979 - 1987 and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Cole Camp Garden Club.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, reading, doing needlework, quilting, refinishing antique furniture with her husband, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by: one daughter, Jean Hickman and her husband James of Cole Camp;
two sons, Donald Poage and his wife Shirley of Cole Camp, and Jack Poage and his wife Nancy of Four Seasons, MO;
one sister, Theda Ryther of Oskaloosa, Iowa;
one brother, Carol Elliott of Chillicothe;
eight grandchildren, Jeff Hickman, JaEllen Hickman, Amy Penã, Sara Hanlon, Ryan Poage, Frank Wolfe, David Wolfe, and Susan Clevenger; and
seven great-grandchildren, Austin Parrish, Jacob Hickman, Mackenzie Kovich, Tyler Hickman, Dylan Thowe, Alex Penã, and Isabella Penã.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Charlotte Elliott,  two sisters, Beatrice Emry and Margaret Callen, five brothers, Gerald Elliott, Willard Elliott, Everett Elliott, Thomas Elliott, and Donald Elliott, and two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Cole Camp, with Pastor Michael Cassidy officiating.  Burial will be in Cole Camp Cemetery, rural Cole Camp.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to First United Methodist Church in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hickman, Ryan Poage, Jacob Hickman, Tyler Hickman, Scott Penã, and David Wolfe.