Lorene A. Woods, 86, of Noblesville, went to her heavenly home Friday. She was born April 4, 1930, in Belvedere, Michigan, to Ray and Zenith Nave.
Lorene met the love of her life, Clinton, when she was 13 (he 15) and they had been married for 67 years. Clinton went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2016. She was raised in Michigan and attended Minnesota Bible College with a degree in children's ministry and music.
She served her Lord faithfully as a pastor's wife, using her gifts of music and teaching in children's ministry. Together they served side by side in the Pilgrim Holiness, Wesleyan and Free Methodist churches in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. She also served others as an activity director at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Fennimore, Wisconsin, and as a receptionist for a local doctor. She continued to share her joy in the Lord and be a godly example to all who knew her at The Legacy on Prairie Lakes Campus in Noblesville, where she resided for the past year.
She enjoyed baking for her family and canning produce from her husband's garden. She also enjoyed involving her grandchildren in summer church camp, camping and canoeing. She loved laughter.
Lorene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and always prayed diligently for her family.
She is survived by sons David (Kathy) Woods and Larry (Judy) Woods; grandchildren Matthew (Heather) Bechdol, Steven Bechdol, Michael Woods, Dustin Woods and Leslie (Chad) Pryor; and great-grandchildren Jenna and Clinton Bechdol, and Ellie and Kate Pryor.
In addition to her parents and husband Clinton, Lorene was preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Bechdol, on Jan. 18, 2017; and two infant granddaughters, Rebecca and Naomi Bechdol.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Randall and Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville, with visitation from 1 p.m. to the time of service. Pastors Jeff Gammon and Steven Bechdol will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Wabash.
Published on March 7, 2017