Cleo Dorthea Woody

Funeral services for Cleo Dorthea Woody, 83, Kansas City, KS will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. She went to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Presbyterian Manor in Kansas City, KS.

Cleo was born April 15, 1931 in Kansas City, MO the daughter of Jazz Musician, Bud Johnson and Blanche Smith.

She married William Fredrick Woody, Sr. December 31, 1950 in Lawrence. He preceded her in death February 6, 2000.

Survivors include one son, Bill Woody, Jr., Lawrence; two daughters, Rosalind Woody, Janise Woody, both of Kansas City, KS; one grandson, David Woody; two great grandchildren, Weston and Alexis Woody. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Blanche Salisbury and stepfather, Edward Salisbury.

The family will greet friends from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Wounded Warrior Project and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Rick & Ginger Heere on April 15, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your mom, she will be missed.
    Cleo and “Woody” we’re our neighbors on Arizona St for years.
    I remember so many good times with them. Prayers for all the family.

  2. Ms. Columbus Leveringston on April 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Remembering Ms. Woody’s application process and how determine she was to complete all necessary steps and move to her new home at DHAL. She made lotsa of friends at her new home at DHAL that it seemed like she had always been here. It was a process but her and her girl got it done.

    She was wonderful to know and is very much missed by all here at DHAL.

    She always came to give me any info or confirm I had all facts if she knew about anything going on at DHAL. I will miss much.

    GOD has her now, and will continue to keep blessing her family. Stay close to GOD, our Father, each one of you.



  3. Helen Harbin on April 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Dear Wood Family,
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. The Lord will lift his continents upon you and give you peace.

  4. Mary Pilch on April 17, 2015 at 7:58 am

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember her and Bill, from the time they lived across the street from me, Cleo will be truly missed. You have my deepest sympathy and will be remembered in my prayers.

  5. Margaret Hodges on April 17, 2015 at 10:15 am

    So sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a true friend of mine. Have so many fond memories of working with her at the courthouse. Thanks you so much for your call Bill Jr the other morning. With my Heartfelt Sympathy to the family. Margaret Hodges

  6. Scott Wilkinson on April 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Woody Family..Thoughts and prayers to all of you. She will be very much missed by many people. Just remember Cleo and Hump together again!

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