Obituary Notice: Ethel M. Woods

Ethel M. Woods, 95, formerly of West Decatur, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at Windy Hill Village P.S.L., Philipsburg.

Born Sept. 22, 1921 in Black Moshannon, she was a daughter of the late Daniel C. and Dorothy M. (Lannen) Wallace.

She was a 1939 graduate of Philipsburg High School and an excellent seamstress.

She was a member of Ohio (Morgan Run) United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and Bible school teacher.

On Feb. 4, 1942 in Port Matilda, she married Wallace F. “Duke” Woods, who died April 3, 2003.

She is survived by a daughter, Kay Woods of Lexington, Ky.; a granddaughter, Amy Glenn and her husband, Joel of Sykesville, Md.; two sisters, Kathryn D. Wallace and Sara J. Wallace, both of West Decatur; a brother William W. Wallace of Lake City, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Judith Wallace Twoey and her husband, James of Vero Beach, Fla.

She is survived by four nephews, Walter Johnson and his wife, Adina of Campobello, SC, Douglas Wallace of State College, Greg Wallace and his wife, Deborah and their sons, Avery and Cameron of Lake City, Fla., and Daniel Wallace and his wife, Sue of Allport.

She is also survived by five nieces, Linda Daniel of Philipsburg, Loretta Hepler of Parker, Colo., Kimberly Park and her husband, Glen of Parker, Colo., and Melissa Jones and Annette Fleck and her husband, Roy, both of West Decatur.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James D. Wallace and Paul W. Wallace and a sister, June E. Johnson.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, Philipsburg, with the Rev. Michelle R. Bodle officiating. Burial will be in Philipsburg Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clearfield County SPCA, 275 21st St., Clearfield, PA 16830.

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