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Obituary of Wilma A Woodside

Wilma A Woodside, the daughter of George and Nettie (Cozine) Van Winkle, was born April 23, 1918 south of Chester, NE and passed away on June 29, 2015 at the Heritage Crossings Nursing Facility, Geneva, NE at the age 97 years, 2 months, and 6 days.
She received her education in the public schools and graduated from Chester High School in 1936. She was united in marriage to Gerald “Dean” Woodside on May 20, 1939. This union was blessed with 7 daughters and 1 son: Deanna, Rose Mary, Karen, Wayne, Cathy, Lorraine, Linda, and Jennifer. She was also blessed with 23 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
Wilma and Dean farmed near Hubbell for many years. She was a member of the Hubbell and Shickley United Methodist Churches, the State Line American Legion Post #317 Auxiliary of Hubbell, and drove the public school bus for a number of years with Dean. She loved babes and children, and cared for many over the years. She loved to sew for her girls and quilt her mother quilts and also was an avid reader.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Dean in 1998, her parents, George and Nettie Van Winkle, sisters, Arlene Sommers and Ardath Butts-Carter; brothers Virgil, Gerald, Harold, Kenneth, and Eugene Van Winkle; grandsons Greg Teachman and Darrell Smith; great grandson Eric Effenbeck, son-in-law James Smith, and grandson-in-law Doug Vernon.
Wilma is survived by her son Wayne (Lynn) Woodside of Port St. Lucie, FL, daughters, Deanna (Howard) Johnson of Shickley, NE, Rose Mary Smith of Shickley, NE, Karen Teachman of Lincoln, NE, Cathy (Everett) Roop of Chester, NE, Lorraine (Larry) Effenbeck of St. John, KS, Linda (Wayne) Flathman of Shickley, NE and Jennifer (Larry) Johnson of Wahoo, NE; 21 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, July 3, 2015 at the United Methodist Church, Chester, NE with Pastors Mark Baldwin and Schar Cross, officiating.
Interment will be at the Hubbell Cemetery, rural Hubbell, NE.
Visitation will be from 1PM until 9 PM on Wednesday and from 9AM until 9 PM on Thursday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS where the family will greet friends from 6PM until 8 PM.
Memorials are suggested to family choice.
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Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


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