Carolyn Anne Stutler Poole passed away early in the morning on Friday, December 10, 2021, entirely loved. She was gentle and before her illness, known for her liveliness. Carolyn was born February 12, 1953, in the Panama Canal Zone to an American father, Warren (Colonel- USA), and a British mother, Joan (nee Johnston) Stutler, a physical therapist. In Charleston, from the early sixties, her family lived near the corner of State and Queen. She attended public schools in Mt. Pleasant and high school at The College Preparatory School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Coker College.
Carolyn was compassionate. She understood early in life that she had a vocation to help others and especially those struggling with mental and psychological pain. She had double compassion for those who did not have the resources to deal with their pain. Carolyn acquired the skills and insight to engage in this vocation by way of a master’s degree and practiced them in the Department of Social Services and as a clinical counselor.
She was married to the late Ernest Poole and is survived by her children, Stephen Poole, Daniel Poole, and Annie Poole and by her grandchildren Allison Grace Seymour and Riley Koepenick; sister Barbara Stutler and brother James Stutler and nieces Emily and Susanna Stutler; and British cousins, Jon, Emma, Jolian, Charlotte, Esme, Rudi, Edward, Alexander, and Sebastian. And by all of us.
Let us thank God for her and her gentle compassion and pray we might do what we can to make this world a little better, especially among those who are in deepest need.