MIAMI, Okla. – Funeral services for Sara Jane Poe were held Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at 1pm in the Green Country Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Gar Cemetery, Miami, Okla. Officiating was Pastor Allen Nolan. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.
Sara Long Poe was born April 25, 1941, in Cherokee, NC. She was the daughter of Allen and Dinah (Lossie) Long. After reaching the age of 71 years, Sara died at Tahlequah, Okla.
Although she resided most of her life in Miami, Okla., Sara was a native of Cherokee, NC. Before being employed by the BIA as an administrative Assistant in Miami, she graduated from Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kan. A full blood and member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, she was a fluent speaker of the native language. She enjoyed gardening and loved her grandchildren and followed them as they competed in sports.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Poe, parents Allen and Dinah Long, brothers Frank, Jerry, and Will Long; and sister Lottie Long.
She is survived by sons Sean Poe and wife Donna of Tahlequah, and Rocky Poe of McAlester; grandchildren Taylor, Dylan, Brittany, Cody, and Keanu Poe and his wife Kayla; great grandchild Kason Poe; sisters Frances Reed, Elista Long and Clark, and Elnora Nations and husband Candler; and brother Lewis Long all of Cherokee, NC; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.