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Margaret ‘Margie’ Poore dies after battle with cancer, remembered as a gracious woman, devoted to family

Margaret Mayo Poore — affectionately known as ‘Margie’ — passed away, after a battle with cancer, at her home on April 18 surrounded by family.

She was the wife of Dr. Floyd Poore, a longtime family practice physician and former secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Dr. Poore ran for governor and Congress during his political career. They were married for 45 years.

She is also survived by daughters, Kimberly Poore Moser (Dr. Neal), Wendy Poore Burki (Dr. Nausher), Robin Poore Durepo, Kristi Poore Nelson (Jeff); sons, Richard Mansfield Poore (Rachel) and Douglas Floyd Poore (Steph); fourteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and her sister, Jean Mayo.

Margie Poore

Her daughter, Kim Poore Moser, a state representative, posted on Facebook: “It is with profound sadness that we say goodbye to such a beautiful woman, my generous and wonderful mother. She always put her family and others first. She touched and is loved by so many and will be dearly missed. We are so sad, but were blessed by her grace and gentle spirit and her fierce devotion to our family.”

She was born January 9, 1940, at the Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, CT, where her father, Lewis J. Mayo, was Chief Pharmacist and her mother, Jean A. Mayo, was a Medical Technologist.

She attended McDuffie School in Springfield, MA and graduated from Woodbury High School, Woodbury, CT. and later attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and graduated from Booth Hospital School of Nursing in Covington and earned an MA from Thomas More College.

Over the years, she was involved in numerous community and state causes, and she was always devoted to her husband and large family.

Margie and Floyd had a full, great life with winters in Naples, FL and traveling in their motor coach seeing many unique and interesting parts of the world with those they loved.

A gathering of friends will be held Friday, April 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Triple Crown Country Club, 10644 Triple Crown Boulevard in Union. All are welcome.

A private celebration of life service will be held immediately afterward.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Center, the Salvation Army, or the charity of one’s choice.

Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home in Florence is handling arrangements.

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  1. Margie Klee says:

    Congrats Kristi You will Be Great On. Postsecondary
    We are Reynolds. Klee Family. We Are Feeling So Bonded
    To your wonderful Family with your Dear Father as Head
    Keeping you all in a good Spiritual Direction Of Love.
    Sending My Love
    Y A L E WAY Family
    You Are Loved Eternally

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