Donald O. Woodward, 77, Linn, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Washington County Hospital. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, February 17, at Ward Funeral Home in Linn. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, at Ward Funeral Home, Linn. Pastor Randy Jellison-Knock officiated. The congregation sang "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art" was played. Pallbearers were Koltan Schaaf , Haydon Schaaf, Hunter Schaaf, Robert Dodd, Matthew Myers, Daniel Parker, Samuel Woodward, Drew Foster and Jeffery Parker. Burial was in the Linn City Cemetery, Linn. Don was born on November 28, 1939, to Reuben and Gertrude (Yungeberg) Woodward on a farm north of Linn. He attended Bell School and later graduated from Coleman Center, southwest of Morrowville. He was united in marriage to Doris Collier on March 18, 1961 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury, NE. To this union four daughters and one son were born, Donna, Annette, Lisa, Tonya and Karle. Don worked at an assortment of jobs. He worked for Farmers Coop in Linn for seventeen years and later worked for Endicott Clay Products. He loved his motorcycle and he and Doris would take vacations on the cycle to Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. Don loved buying tools and did his own mechanic work. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Doris in 2008; brothers, Karle Woodward, Melvin Woodward, Gene Woodward, Darrol Woodward; and sister, Ruby Francis. Don is survived by his children, Donna (Mike) Myers, Lawrence, Annette (Ron) Key, Cullman, AL, Lisa (Jerry) Schultz, Ft. Scott, Tonya (Lewis) Foster, Lawrence and Karle (Anne) Woodward, Topeka; brothers, Delvin (Donna) Woodward, Wakefield, Ray (Barb) Woodward, St. Paris, OH; sisters, Mary Finlayson, Washington, Lucille Landis, Linn; and twenty-one grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, P.O. Box 157, Washington, KS 66968.
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