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Coralee N. Woody

14 March, 193610 May, 2020

Coralee N. Woody went to be with Jesus her Lord and Savior on May 10, 2020.

She was born in Otley, Iowa on March 14, 1936 to the late Henry and Cornelia Vriezelaar.

Coralee married Bill Woody on August 17, 1956. They shared 61 years of marriage before his passing on December 18, 2017.

She was a member of Palmcroft Church, where she sang in the church choir for many years.

She was a wonderful homemaker. She made some quilts and belonged to a quilter’s group for years. She also loved to knit lace and doilies and won many prizes at the state fair for her beautiful handiwork.

Coralee is survived by daughter Claire (Bill) Gordon, two sisters Mary Schendel & Velma Rice, two grandchildren Meagan (Mike) Zuniga & Jamie (Kendra) Woody and a great granddaughter Lyla Woody.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son Russell in 2005 and three siblings Arthur Vriezelaar, John Vriezelaar & Madeline West. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Palmcroft Church once restrictions due to COVID-19 are lifted. Private burial took place at Resthaven Park Cemetery, Glendale.

Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or online at www.samaritanspurse.org


  • Services will be held at Palmcroft after restrictions have been lifted


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Glenn and Kathie Pabst

June 20, 2020

Coralee's sweet and gentle spirit along with her kind heart will be missed. It has been a great privilege to know her this side of Heaven where she now resides in the presence of Jesus! There's nothing better than that!

Joy Bailey

June 16, 2020

As I've known Claire for most of my life, I've also had the privilege of knowing Coralee. She was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed being in choir with her at Palmcroft, and also enjoyed seeing all of her lovely handwork as we participated in State Fair entries. She will be sorely missed.

John & Sandy Gulde

May 24, 2020

John traveled a lot so he would send Coralee a postcard from whatever city he was in. She enjoyed getting those. Our deepest condolences to the Woody family. We rejoice with you on her homecoming to her Savior.

Jan Miller

May 14, 2020

To the Woody family, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know her, but I do know some of you from Monroe High School and First Baptist Church in Monroe. May God comfort you during these difficult days.
Jan (Cowman) Miller
Tacoma, WA

Steve Woody

May 14, 2020

Coralee was my aunt, married to my dad's brother Bill. Since they lived far away from the home place in Iowa, I didn't get to see them as often as some of the other family, but I always enjoyed our times together when they were "home". Coralee and Bill were such nice people, always interested in you personally. I'm glad they are both Home now together.

Lori Henrichs

May 13, 2020

Claire, Bill and family, so sorry to hear about Aunt Coralee's passing. I know you will miss her. May the memories and knowing she is reunited with Uncle Bill give you peace in the days ahead.