MOUNT VERNON — Jean Ann Woods, 71, of Mount Vernon went to be with the Lord on Sept. 7, 2008, at her home with her loving family and friends at her side after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 14, 1937, to Floyd Samuel Ray and Helen Marie (Swartz) Ray. Jean was a homemaker who loved to fish with her husband Burley and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Millwood Church of Christ where she was saved and baptized. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her children arise and called her blessed.
Jean will be sadly missed by her children, Jerry (Patty) Woods of DeRidder, La., Sherrill (Tim) Stickle of Mount Vernon, Bonnie (David) Yeager of Howard and Burley Woods Jr. of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Kimberly (Dan) Tilton of DeRidder, La., Rebecca (C.T.) Kiely of DeRidder, La., James Wesley Stickle of Mount Vernon, Ruth (Jamie) Overholt of Canton, Leslie Yeager of Galion, Bryan Yeager of Howard, Dustin and Lindsey Woods of Cincinnati, Aaron and Ashley Woods of Rayville, La., and Mathew Brady of Howard; great-grandchildren, MyKenzie and MyKaylynn Kiely of DeRidder, La., and Holly Ann Osbourne Stickle of Fredericktown; a brother, Richard Ray of Grove City; a sister, Lois Turner of Harrison Pike; and many nephews, nieces and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Burley Woods Sr.; a brother, James Ray; and grandson, Anthony Morgan Woods.
Friends may call today, Sept. 9, at the Millwood Church of Christ, 11961 Bridge St., from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. A memorial service will be held, at the church, on Wednesday beginning at 3 p.m. with Evangelist Dave Jones officiating. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jean Ann Woods.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Wakatomika Christian Camp Kids Scholarship Fund, c/o Millwood Church of Christ, 11961 Bridge St., Howard, OH 43028. Visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.