Obit: Woodward, Frances (1858 - 1928)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 07/12/1928

Woodward, Frances (18 MAR 1858 - 7 JUL 1928)

Mrs. Frances Woodward died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Hoey, Saturday afternoon, July 7, 1928, after a long and severe illness. About four months ago she was taken with a painful attack of heart trouble, a disease that had afflicted her for many years. Since she was last stricken she has been confined to her bed constantly. Her suffering the greater part of the time was intense and it seemed from day to day to relatives and friends that the end was very near, but her naturally strong constitution again and again rallied her strength and prolonged her life. Her daughter and a nurse were with her constantly during the last long weeks of her illness.

Mrs. Woodward's maiden name was Frances Lester. She was born at Ottawa, Ill., March 18, 1858, and grew to womanhood there. On April 23, 1871, she was married to Wm. F. Woodward, and they came at once to Neillsville, which has been her home ever since. Mr. Woodward died Aug. 4, 1908. She is survived by her two children, Mrs. E. J. Hoey and a son, Lester Woodward, both residing in Neillsville. She leaves also one grandson, Francis Woodward in Chicago.

Mrs. Woodward was a woman who was greatly loved and respected. For many years she had done practical nursing and was called upon constantly by people in sickness and distress. No appeal for her help was ever refused if it were possible for her to go into homes where her services were needed. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and a helpful neighbor. While death came to her as a blessed relief, she will be greatly missed in the home and the community.

Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hoey on Monday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. The body was taken to Pleasant Prairie Cemetery in Kenosha Co. for burial in the family lot there, brief services being held at the cemetery.



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