Guilda Rose Woodward. 93 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:14 am at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on January 1, 1927 in West Frankfort, IL the daughter of Roy C. & Nellie Rose (Spruell) Smith. She married George Robert “Bob” Woodward on September 7, 1946 in Taylorville, IL. Guilda was a bookkeeper for the McDonald Corporation and was a member of the Garden Club and Good Sam’s Camping Club. She was an avid quilter and gardener and she loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed flowers, hummingbirds and baking Christmas Cookies.
She is survived by her sons; Dave (Terri)Woodward of Odessa,TX and Steve (Jacki)Woodward of Stronghurst, IL., grandchildren: Jake(Shanna) Woodward of Decatur, IL, and Sara(Brad) Dyrstad of Odessa, TX. brother: Ken Smith of Taylorville, IL; sisters: Pat Jones of Taylorville, IL and Cathy Hunter of Taylorville, IL; great grandchildren; Payton Woodward, Addie Jo Woodward, Max Dyrstad and Nellie Dyrstad. She was preceded in death by her father; Roy C. Smith, her mother; Nellie Smith, brother; Roy Smith, and grandson; Jared Woodward.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. James Jones officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Pl Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter 2309 W. White Oaks Dr, Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.