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Monday February 24th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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Monday February 24th, 2020

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Guilda Rose Woodward

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.

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Guilda lived next to my Mom for a while. Mom enjoyed her and her husband as neighbors. Thank you for everything and Rest in Peace.

Donna Smith Feb 23 2020 12:00 AM

My sister Guilda, was married to a wonderful man and although he was close to blind, she was world for two.
She was an amazing woman. She worked all day, came home & prepared dinner, got her two sons & husband settled in front of the tv (after checking the boys' homework). Then she went to school.
She mastered at least ten different crafts. Ceramics (made and painted molds) Knitted (made turbans for cancer patients) Tailor (made suits for her husband and sons) Milinary (created hats) Stained glass (created, made her own templates) Fabric painting (made her own stencils..taught her Dad to make pillowcases) Cross stitch ( made her own patterns) Quilting (sewed many quilts for her family and donated some to disabled) She embroidered, knitted, and tatted and macramed. When she was living in Texas she taught English to little Mexican children.
She gave her time to so many people - happily teaching others so many of her talents. I will miss her sense of humor. Love, her baby sister Cathy

Cathy Hunter Feb 22 2020 12:00 AM

Steve, We have something else in common now. Im thinking of your family and the time you will spend remembering your mom. With love, Susan

Susan Denecke Feb 22 2020 12:00 AM