Mary  Woods


Mary Louise Woods, 91, of Washington, formerly of Loogootee, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at The Villages of Oak Ridge in Washington, Indiana.
She was born May 11, 1927, in Evansville, Indiana, to the William A. and Olivia T. (Fromm) Heerdink.
Mary attended grade school at Holy Trinity School and high school at Memorial High School in Evansville.
She worked at Fendrich Cigar Factory, Charles Leich Wholesale Drugs, St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Mary was a homemaker most of her life.
On Nov. 20, 1948, she married George H. Woods. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Montgomery, Indiana.
Mary enjoyed embroidering quilt blocks, dresser scarves, go-cart racing, ping pong, playing cards, and word search puzzles.
She is preceded in death by her husband, George H. Woods; her parents, William and Olivia; her brothers, Fr. Eugene Heerdink and Albert Heerdink.
Mary is survived by her children, Dianna L. (Dennis) Overall, William H. (Deb Stenftenagel) Woods, Tommy Woods and Bruce Mercer, Robert E. (Sandy) Woods; her grandchildren, Kimberly (Jason) Hedrick, Derek (Jenna) Sims, Scott (Liz) Woods, Casey and Cody Woods; great- grandchildren, Issac, Olivia, Elizabeth and Joel Hedrick, Jada, Damien and Dawson Sims.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at St. John the Evangelist Christian Church. Friends can visit from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Loogootee.
Visitation will be held Sunday Feb. 3, 2019, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee, Indiana.
Arrangements provided by Blake Funeral Home.
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