Saturday, August 4, 2012

Elmer Woodard - St. Joseph Lodge

Elmer Woodard

ST. JOSEPH – Elmer Woodard, 81, of St. Joseph passed away at 8:11 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 2, 2012) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Freese Funeral Home, 302 E. Grand Ave., St. Joseph, with the Rev. Sally Swaim officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Mayview. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Elmer was born Nov. 13, 1930, in Jasper County, the son of Ralph and Lillian Elliot Woodard. He married Mary Ann Dellert on June 24, 1951, in Decatur. She survives.
He is also survived by his children, George Woodard of St. Joseph, Lou Ann Carper of Champaign and Robert (Kathy) Woodard of St. Joseph; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, one brother, Charles Woodard of Decatur; and two sisters, Audrey Dart of Decatur and Dorothy Webber of Mattoon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Elmer was co-owner of St. Joseph Supply Company, then the Cool Company. He was a 50-year member of the St. Joseph Masonic Lodge. Elmer enjoyed family get-togethers. He was a St. Louis Cardinals and fighting Illini fan.

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