Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

James C. Poole, "Jim"

Passed away on September 21, 2019

James Cavanaugh “Jim” Poole, age 81, of St. John, IN, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019.  He was a graduate of Milan High School, Milan, MO, in 1956 and received his B.S. from Northeast Missouri State (Truman University) in 1960.  He served in the United States Army Reserve.  A trained chemist, Jim’s career led him across the mid-west and northeast, into a role of plant manager.  He retired from Globe Industries (Rieter Automotive) in 1997.  Jim was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Parish, an avid golfer, he loved to play the stock market, and enjoyed watching his grandkids compete in their various sports.  He is preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Mary (Miller), his brother John, and sister, Margaret Poole.  A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Jim is survived by his wife Cynthia (Roviaro); two sons, James “Jim” (Kelly) Poole and Steven (Je’Anne) Poole, and a daughter, Tracy (Kevin) Gray; five grandsons, Luke, Mark, Matthew, Andrew, and Gavin, and one granddaughter, Maria. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Church 10701 Olcott Ave. St. John.  Interment to follow at Holy Name Church Cemetery, Cedar Lake.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 am until time of prayers at 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Elmwood Funeral Chapel, 11300 W. 97th Ln, St. John, IN (1/2 block west of US 41/Wicker Ave. at 97th LN.).  For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 11:00 am

Funeral Mass:
St. John the Evangelist Church
10701 Olcott
St. John, Indiana 46373
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 11:30 am

Holy Name Cemetery
11000 W. 133rd Ave.
Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

Visitation Location

St. John
11300 W. 97th Lane
St. John, IN 46373
(219) 365-3474


Visitation Information

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 9:00 am until 11:00 am

"Tracy, Kevin, and the families, Our sincere condolences and thoughts. Kim and Sheldon "
- Sheldon Ort
September 24, 2019 10:50 am

"Tracy,Cindy, and Jim, as well as all the Poole family. I am deeply saddened by your loss and had the pleasure of getting to know all of you in the process. Please find peace in knowing God has gained another angel. May God bless all of you in your time of need. Go Irish. Kim O.T."
- Kimberly Navarro
September 24, 2019 7:15 pm

Candles Lit