Fern Woodie

July 4, 1925February 18, 2019

Fern (Clark) Woodie, 93, of Coshocton, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019.

Fern was born in Coshocton on July 4, 1925 to the late Jim and Cora (Balder) Clark. After graduating from high school, she attended the Coshocton Business College. She worked for many years as a secretary for Sam Clow and Ed Montgomery. She also worked for a number of years at Echoing Hills. Fern enjoyed spending time going out to eat and relaxing in the comfort of her home.

Fern is survived by her son, Sam Payne of Coshocton, two nieces, Pat (Jim) Howell of Pickerington and Barbara (Richard) Emerson of Warsaw; and one nephew, Larry (Marjorie) Wise.

Along with her parents, Fern is preceded in death by her sister, Marjorie (Sam) Wise, and two husbands, Sam G. Payne and Bower Woodie.

Calling hours will be on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin on Friday at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mike Jansen officiating. Burial will follow at Coshocton County Memory Gardens.

For those who wish, memorial contributions can be made to the Coshocton County Animal Shelter at 21755 TR 164 Coshocton, OH 43812.


  • Calling Hours Friday, February 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 22, 2019
  • Burial Friday, February 22, 2019

Fern Woodie

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Sandy Jones

February 21, 2019

Your Mother was so amazing. She was so fashionable, always making a statement. She was a very strong woman.
I always enjoyed our conversations; they were so varied, but always interesting. She was so intelligent, with vast knowledge about many subjects. I will always remember Fern for her super strong work ethic. May you find comfort in the Lord, during this time. Enjoy the memories of your Mom. She was a true treasure in life.

Nora White

February 20, 2019

Fern was such an intelligent woman with lots of fascinating stories about our hometown and its history. I always enjoyed just sitting and listening to her. She was sharp as a tack and could make you laugh so easily. I will surely miss her. Sam, my deepest condolences go out to you. She will surely be missed by all those that knew her.