Ralph E. Woods

November 26, 1941November 27, 2013

Ralph Earl Woods died on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the age of 72 years. He was born on Wednesday, November 26, 1941 in Noel, Missouri to Harry Elmer Woods and Thelma Virginia (Mattingly) Woods. Mr. Woods served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, E. Marie Woods; children David Woods from TX., Wendy Hall from TX., Bradley Woods from TX., Bill Wine from MO., Franci Ahir from VA., grandchildren Jason Simpler and Mikie Del Rio from TX., Stephanie Woods, Ashley Woods, Zachary Woods, Faith Woods, Nicholas Woods from TX.; Lynday Papenfuhs from MN., Abby Wine from MO., Payton Wine from MO., Raja Ahir and Christian Ahir from VA.; great-granddaughters Lexi and Ally Papenfuhs from MN. Mr. Woods will be entombed at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, MO. At a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital,, or by mail to 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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December 23, 2014

Marie, I have already made an entry in the guest book, but I want you to know that we are still thinking of you and hope that you can get through the holidays knowing that Ralph would want you to remember the good times that you all had shared at Christmas and the new year.

Love you,

Byron and Louella

Will Porter

December 23, 2013

May God keep and comfort you in the days ahead. May God strengthen your spirit and continue to watch over you. Ralph was great guy. Take care Marie.

December 18, 2013

My love and prayers are with you always..Lucille Probst

Jo Dimon

December 16, 2013

A little message for you Marie:

As I sit in Heaven, and watch you every day, I try and let you know with signs, I never went away. I hear you when your laughing and watch you while I sleep, I even place my arms around you and calm you when you weep. I see you wish the days away begging to have me home, so I try to send you signs so you know you're not alone. Don't feel guilty that you have life, life that was denied to me, Heaven is truly beautiful just you wait and see. So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free, then I'll know with each breath you take, you'll be taking one for me

Amanda Kenney

December 16, 2013

Dear Aunt Poki,
Thoughts of you and Uncle Ralph are close to my heart now and always. I am thinking of you during this time and sending my love. I am so thankful I was able to visit you and Ralph last December 2012. I have extremely fond memories of spending time with you both over the years. I will always remember Uncle Ralph's sincere and laid-back nature, his subtle humor, and his warm smile. He was one of the sweetest men I have ever known, and he always seemed genuinely glad to see me, and everyone else too. He will be dearly missed. All my love to you both. Always, Amanda

Nancy Watson

December 11, 2013

Marie, I am so sorry for your loss. I deeply cherish our friendship and hope you will call on me at any time and for anything. May you rest and have peace knowing that Ralph is walking with the Lord.
My Deepest Sympathy to you,
Nancy Watson

William Paxton Hutchison

December 9, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Marie. There are many happy memories that come to mind when I think of Ralph. They start a little more than 50 years ago. There were trips taken by a few guys to places in Central Texas. Good clean fun by Army friends. Ralph's stories and laughter were a big part of this. Fifty two years ago Ralph arranged a blind date for me. Little did I know that she would become my wife. Thanks, Ralph, for letting God use you to bring my wife to me. Marie, it was so good to see you and Ralph at our 50th Anniversary in June. The visit was short, but there was still time for a Ralph story and a laugh. God's grace and peace to you. Love Paxton (Hutch) and Gloria Hutchison

Tina Kenney

December 8, 2013

Ralph I will miss you. I was so fortunate to have known you. I will miss your story telling and subtle humor that always took me by surprise. Most of all I will miss your kind nature. Ralph your love for my sister gave her a fairy tale life and I thank you for that. All my love, Tina.

Becky Venhaus

December 6, 2013

On behalf of our entire UDC Chapter we send our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy, Marie and family. We are so sorry for your loss and pray God's comfort over the whole family! Becky Venhaus, Shiloh #2538, Plano, TX

Jerrilyn Stringer

December 5, 2013

While I never had the chance to meet you, knowing your daughter Wendy and your grandson Jason tells me so much about the wonderful man you were. My thoughts and prayers to all of your family. I pray that you each are able to find comfort in your memories and peace in knowing he has gone home to be with the Lord and you will be reunited again one day.