Mary Woods

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Mary Woods

May 11, 1927 - January 31, 2019

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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Published on January 31, 2019
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3 posts

Mary Jane Shaw
Feb 05, 2019
a neighbor and I related in that I am a widow, my condolence to the family.
Chris and Steve Nathan
Feb 01, 2019
We’ve known Mary and her sweet husband George for years. I remember when George passed away. And now sweet Mary. Mary I’m going to miss you so much and your phone calls. How we would talk about going to the boat and if we did any good at winning any money. And your stories about go cart racing and how great you was at table tennis. The visits to your home. O how I bet sweet George was there to meet you and your brothers also. I bet there’s a special place up in Heaven for you sweet Mary. Love you sweet Angel. Prayers and hugs for your family and friends. Love Steve and Chris Nathan. 😘😢😢
Becky Baldwin
Jan 31, 2019
My sincere sympathy to the family of Mary. I wasn’t blessed to have privilege of knowing her well or very long but I knew she was special. To her family that spent time with her at Oakridge your love for her was awesome to witness. I will very much miss seeing her and all of you in our dining room. You are all in my prayers.