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.