OBITUARY

Dorothy D. Woodyard

March 28, 1936March 12, 2018
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Dorothy D. Woodyard, 81, of Machesney Park, IL, died, Monday, March 12, 2018. Born March 28, 1936 in South Beloit, IL, to Fred and Kathrine Nichelson. Married Vinton Woodyard. Dorothy become family to the Harlem School District and became known as the lunch lady at Harlem High School for 32 years. She looked forward to her morning coffee clutch group, donating money to casinos, and the annual family camping vacations in Rice Lake.

Survived by husband of 53 years, Vinton; children, Mary (Mark) O’Neal, and Brian Woodyard; grandchildren, Sean O’Neal and Isabel Woodyard; great-grandson, Elijah O’Neal; siblings, Jerry (Jackie) Nichelson, Emma Peterson; good friend, Joan Arle. Preceded in death by three sisters.

Open Visitation with refreshments, Thursday, March 22, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL 61115. Condolences www.sunsetmemfh.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Survived by husband of 53 years, Vinton; children, Mary (Mark) O’Neal, and Brian Woodyard; grandchildren, Sean O’Neal and Isabel Woodyard; great-grandson, Elijah O’Neal; siblings, Jerry (Jackie) Nichelson, Emma Peterson; good friend, Joan Arle. Preceded in death by three sisters.

Services

  • A Life Well Celebrated Open Visitation Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Sharon Connell

March 18, 2018

Dorothy you were always so kind and sweet to me working at the Harlem Middle lunchroom mornings. I will forever treasure all my sweet precious memories working down there with all of you. I always loved that beautiful smile you always had on your face. You will be truely missed.

Sheila Beckett

March 14, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing.
We will always remember our get togethers at Panera’s, and our house. We are so glad we got to know her. She will be missed!
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you, Woody, and all the family.
Our love,
Sheila & Robert

Bob Wood

March 14, 2018

My DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO "Vincent "and to all of the family

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Biography

Dorothy D. Woodyard, 81, of Machesney Park, IL, died, Monday, March 12, 2018. Born March 28, 1936 in South Beloit, IL, to Fred and Kathrine Nichelson. Married Vinton Woodyard. Dorothy become family to the Harlem School District and became known as the lunch lady at Harlem High School for 32 years. She looked forward to her morning coffee clutch group, donating money to casinos, and the annual family camping vacations in Rice Lake.

Survived by husband of 53 years, Vinton; children, Mary (Mark) O’Neal, and Brian Woodyard; grandchildren, Sean O’Neal and Isabel Woodyard; great-grandson, Elijah O’Neal; siblings, Jerry (Jackie) Nichelson, Emma Peterson; good friend, Joan Arle. Preceded in death by three sisters.

Open Visitation with refreshments, Thursday, March 22, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL 61115. Condolences www.sunsetmemfh.com.