CHARLESTON, IL – Florence Marie (Bailey) Woodyard, age 89 of Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the comforting presence of her daughter by her side. Services honoring and celebrating her life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2013 at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston with Pastor Mike Southards officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until service time. It is requested that memorial gifts in her honor be made to a church or charity of the donor’s preference. Gifts may be left on the memorial table at the visitation or service, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel,
Florence was born December, 28, 1923 in Yampa, Colorado, the second child of the late James R. and Cora (Adams) Bailey. On March 24, 1944 she married Lincoln J. Woodyard in Hunt City, Illinois and they celebrated fifty-six years of marriage before his death on August 21, 2000. She is survived by daughter, Bonita (Bonnie) Woodyard of Charleston; a sister, Sharon Nickl of Manchester, Missouri; extended family, Drs. Steve and Margot Forsyth of Petoskey, Michigan; and godchildren, Kristen, Elizabeth and Jennifer Forsyth. She also leaves beloved brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three brothers, James (Mick), Francis (Buck) and John Bailey.
Florence was a member of the First Christian Church of Charleston, a past, long-time member of ESA Sorority, and a Charter and Life Member of Sarah Bush Lincoln Guild. She loved spending time with family, reading and working crossword puzzles; and in past years, had enjoyed travels with Linc, playing in several bridge clubs, cooking, gardening and mushroom hunting. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family and friends, and she will be dearly missed.
Florence’s family is grateful for the care received from the Sarah Bush Lincoln Cancer Center, Lincolnland Hospice, and the Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
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