Tena Lou and Rodney Eugene Poe

Tena Lou Poe and Rodney Eugene Poe

Tena Lou (Van Cleve) Poe, age 81, of Omaha, passed away on October 6, 2021.  Tena was born on July 20, 1940, in Omaha.  She was married to her husband, Rodney, for 48 years. She did secretarial work for OPPD and Boys Town for many years before retiring in 1996.  She loved taking care of her grandchildren, Jack and Willa.  She enjoyed sewing, crochet, reading, and going to lunches with her high school friends.  Tena is survived by her children, Kipton and Timothy (Amber); stepchildren: Julie, Mary, and PJ; daughter-in-law, Peggy; grandchildren, Jackson and Willa; step grandchildren: Mitch, Jeff, Nick, Josh, Dylan, and Carly; sister, Judy; brother, Bud (Rita); two great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Rodney Eugene Poe, age 81, of Omaha, passed away on October 6, 2021.  Rodney was born on July 15, 1940, in Omaha.  He was married to his wife, Tena Poe, for 48 years. Rodney retired from OPPD in 1996 and enjoyed retired life.  He was actively involved in the lives of all of his grandchildren, including Jack and Willa.  He enjoyed playing golf, staying in touch with high school friends, reading, and gardening.  Rodney is survived by his children: Julie, PJ, and Mary; daughter-in-law, Peggy; stepchildren, Kipton and Timothy (Amber); grandchildren: Mitch, Jeff, Nick, Josh, Dylan, and Carly; step grandchildren, Jackson and Willa; sister, Sue; two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna; and his children, Mike and Polly.

VISITATION: Tuesday, October 12th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, October 13th at 10:30am, West Center Chapel.  Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.  Memorials will be directed by the family.  To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.



  • Patty Waddell Pairitz Posted October 9, 2021 9:16 am

    So sorry for the family. I remember happy childhood days with the Poe family. Especially playing with Mary Beth and our family vacations at cabins in Minnesota.

  • Sherrill Fuller Posted October 10, 2021 12:22 pm

    I wanted to let the family know my heart just breaks for your entire family such a loss as this must feel dark and lonely. I pray the lord will wrap y’all in his loving arms and give some peace and comfort. To y’all.

  • Elaine Waddell Posted October 11, 2021 9:29 am

    My heart breaks for this family. It is so hard to believe this has happened to this couple. Prayers go out to all of you.

  • Darlene Tyner Posted October 11, 2021 2:25 pm

    My deepest sympathy and heart felt prayers to the Poe family. Rodney hired me to work at OPPD 40 years ago and was always proud of my work ethics. I also met Tena at several OPPD functions (a beautiful couple). Sorry again for your loss.

  • Ronnie D Sr VanCleve Posted October 11, 2021 4:18 pm

    We cannot find the words to both comfort Ron and I and especially the Poe and Blair families. We had so many fond memories with Tena and Rod. Tena and I spent a lot of time on the phone monthly.

  • Stony Brook Church family Posted October 12, 2021 2:02 pm

    Many prayers from the Blair’s Stony Brook Church family. Dear Lord, Today we ask you to help Tim, Amber, Jackson, Willa, and the family & friends of Rod and Tena. We ask you to be with them while they struggle in grief. May they recognize the joy in the memories, hope in your love, and a feeling of overwhelming peace. May you walk beside them in their journey to recovery, filling the emptiness with your presence. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen

  • BILL RAMSEY Posted October 17, 2021 11:37 pm

    PRAYERS & Condolences to all the families and friends of Rod and Tena and grateful thanks to both for their friendship. Classmates from years ago and they were so helpful to me over the recent years and keeping me informed of events in Omaha and about the NH VIKINGS and also the HUSKERS. Sharing memories of times long past always a special treat. So sad to find the news of their passing.. god bless – BILL – ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • Clayton Sizer Waterford, Connecticut Posted October 28, 2021 7:01 pm

    It was an Honor to have Rod and Tina as my Family members. Bringing the Grandchildren out to see them on Holidays as Tina would cook a large meal. Rod the sportsman would take me Hunting, Camping and fishing when ever he could, but both always had time for visits with the whole Omaha Family with us. They will be sadly missed. My prayers to the Family

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