Funeral services for Marie Louise Woods, 91, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. She died on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Presbyterian Manor.
Louise was born on November 1, 1921 in Kansas City, KS, the daughter of Elmer Leroy and Martha Elizabeth (Lynch) Horseman.
She attended Kansas City Kansas Junior Community College.
She was a homemaker.
She was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, and a former member of Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka. She was also a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, No Name Club, Sweet Adelines, and the Kansas Historical Society – Women’s Kansas Day Club.
Louise was married to Clyde Woods, Jr. on September 4, 1942 in Kansas City, KS. He preceded her in death January 17, 2013.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Larsen, and husband, Erik; Lawrence; two grandchildren, Kelly Meier, and husband, Ryan, Rachel Rake; and four great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in her name to First United Methodist Church or Heartspring Children’s Institute and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Dear Nancy, Your Mother was a special lady in my younger years. She & Clyde were always loving & supportive to me and my husband, Dick. She was a good example as a wife, mother & “church lady”. Blessings to you & your family, Gerriann
Nancy, I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, but know she is dancing with Clyde now and out of her suffering. I got to know your parents through a blood pressure clinic at Lawrence FUMC. They were always my favorite customers and if there was not a line I would chat with them for awhile. Louise was so proud of you, Nancy, as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren. I remember when you started seeing Erik and how happy and excited she was that you had found someone as wonderful as you deserved. I know you will miss your mom and dad a great deal, but enjoy celebrating all your memories.
Please know that you are not alone in your sadness, for Louise meant so much to so many and will be deeply missed by her ESA Kansas Sisters.
With Heartfelt Sympanthy
ESA Kansas Chaplain
Nancy, I was sorry to hear of your mother’s death – she comes up in our chapter’s conversation regularly – she was a regular contributor. I know you’ll miss both your parents, but they had long and meaningful lives you can be proud of. God Bless you and yous.
Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She will be missed by her Kansas ESA Sisters. Prayers and love from Alpha Zeta, Garden City and District G.
Mary Ann Johnson
Louise was a neighbor of ours in Topeka. She was the first ESA member I knew. She asked another neighbor who was in a younger chapter to invite me to a meeting.That was 40 years ago.She was a lovely ladyer
The Kansas ESA Lamplighters, past-state-presidents, are sad to hear of the loss of our sister,Louise. Our prayers are with your family. ESA Love, Joy Thornbrugh, Lamplighter President.
I didn’t know Louise very well but I do remember talking with her on several occasions and she was a special lady and I know she will surely be missed. God Bless you all. Eta Rho Chapter of ESA
We were saddened to hear of Louise’s passing. She was a definite asset to ESA and will be missed by many.
Alabama State Council of ESA