Elizabeth Ann Woodard

February 24, 1962April 19, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Woodard, 58, of Franklin passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

She was born on February 24, 1962 in Manhattan, the daughter of Edward and Ann (Vanderzyden) Brown. She married Todd Woodard on June 2, 1984.

Lizzie worked from several years as a custodian for SUNY Delhi.

She was an avid NY Giants and NASCAR fan, her favorite driver being Kevin Harvick. She loved dancing, camping, going to garage sales, riding snowmobile, riding her side by side, kayaking, gardening, and driving her Jeep. She was very serious about decorating for all the holidays. Her favorite color was purple.

Lizzie had a lot of friends and family who loved her dearly. She loved spending time with her daughter in law and granddaughters. She enjoyed her animals, especially her German Shepherds.

She is survived by her husband, Todd Woodard of Franklin; a son, Robert Woodard of Belleville, IL; a son, Mathew Woodard of Norwich; granddaughters, Peyton Marie and Temperance Ann Woodard; a brother, George Brown of Thailand; a sister Carolyn Flaherty of Florida; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 gathering restrictions, the family will have a graveside service in the Ouleout Valley Cemetery later this summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lizzie’s memory are asked to be made to: Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans, 697 Winney Hill Rd, Oneonta, NY 13820, Delaware Valley Humane Society, PO Box 182, Sidney, New York 13838, or a shelter of your choice.

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home of Franklin.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 25, 2020


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Jane Romano

June 11, 2020

My condolences Todd to you and the rest of your family. May the memories of your sweet Liz carry you always!!

Steve Post

June 7, 2020

Todd so sorry for your loss my friend God bless If you need anything let me know

Bill & Jackie Carery

May 6, 2020

We are so very sorry to hear about Liz. She was always such a happy and upbeat person. We hope your heart is filled with happy memories that can help you heal and get through.

Sending hugs and thoughts of comfort!!

Janice (Kiraly) Hall

April 27, 2020

Todd and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Liz. It was devastating. Reading the obituary brought back so many memories of oh soooo many years ago! Liz moved from the city to next door and it was "city girl" meeting "country girl" and adjusting to the country life! Oh the things we learned from each other and as I read the obituary it brought so many times back to memory. Who knew that we would be working at SUNY Delhi together after all the years! it was always fun to see her and she always had a "shout out" for me!!!
What a strong hearted woman with lots of love and passion. She will be missed but our memories can never be taken away from us. Know that our thoughts are with you and Lizzies family.

Bonnie Martin

April 26, 2020

I worked with Liz at SUNY Delhi for many years. She was vivacious and full of life, warm, friendly, and funny. My husband, Ted, joins me in extending our sincere condolences to Liz’s family.

Lori Moore-Rynkiewicz

April 26, 2020

I will truly miss you Pretty Lady. You always had a great big smile and a hug when ever I saw you. We had some fun crazy times at Suny Delhi cleaning, where I met you first. We were the crazy partners for 10 1/2 months, That was years ago. So happy to have known you as long as I did. I will always have a special spot in my heart just for you <3

Penny Decker

April 26, 2020

She will be greatly missed and proudly honored for her courage and strength.
With great sadness, may the family find comfort.

Nancy Jacques

April 26, 2020

I worked with Liz at SUNY DELHI. I was sad to hear of her passing. She loved to laugh & have fun. Liz will be missed by many. RIP my friend. Prayers to her family🙏🙏

Janet Harmon

April 25, 2020

Todd and family: I was saddened to hear about Liz. She was always very friendly when I saw her. She loved her family very much especially her two granddaughters. RIP Liz. From Todd’s cousin ...Janet Harmon

Sandi Rowe

April 25, 2020

Todd and family, I’m so sorry and shocked to hear this! She is without pain now. She loved you all so dearly. Love and prayers to you all.