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Mary Ann
Woodford (Steeley)

October 18, 1943 – August 9, 2018

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Obituary for Mary Ann Woodford (Steeley)

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Mary A Woodford, 74, died Thursday morning, August 9, 2018 from complications related to renal kidney failure. In and out of hospitals and rehab facilities since being diagnosed with colon cancer in August 2016. Mary died peacefully surrounded by some of her family.

She leaves her daughter, Pam Perkins (Vern), daughter, Sue Faulk (Jeff), son, Charles Woodford (Wendy); ex-son-in-law, Randy Cross; grandchildren: Brandon, Danielle, Sierra, Hannah, Justus, Dax, Mica, Donica; great grandchild, Grace; step grandchildren, William and Johnny; Brothers: Terry and Eugene; Sisters: Evelyn and Altia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Born in Clarksville, TN October 18, 1943 where her father was a tobacco farmer. Mary spent her early years working in the tobacco fields, cared for children and learned to sew. She was a Mooresville, Indiana resident for fifty-three years before her passing. Mary lived primarily in Indiana after marrying her husband, William Woodford, whom she met while working at a small diner near Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he was stationed. She was the only waitress that thought a pie was cut in four pieces instead of eight thus winning over her future husbands’ heart in no time at all.

Long known for her ability to make anything out of fabric, Mary was a self-taught seamstress that could make anything (including beautiful wedding dresses) without a pattern. She was also known to be a jack-of-all-trades like building the beautiful realistic fireplace in her home from scratch and was also an artist, an interior decorator, a gospel singer (back in the day) and enjoyed cruising on the high seas. She loved her pets, especially her cats.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William H. Woodford in 2012; father, Clyde Steeley; mother, Katie Mae; brothers: Edward, JW, Tommy, Jimmy and sisters: Nancy, Inez, Sara, Catherine, Geneva and Peggy; and her grandparents.

Family and friends may show their love and support from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, August 13th and 9-10 am on Tuesday, August 14th at Jones Family Mortuary. Pastor Mark Wright will officiate the celebration of life service on Tuesday, August 14th at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Mary will be laid to rest in Williams Creek Cemetery, Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Central Indiana Office, 5635 West 96th St, Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278

Many thanks to all the specialists, doctors, nurses, aides and caregivers who assisted in Mary's care over the past 2 years (IU West Hospital, Miller’s Merry Manor, Cornerstone, Indiana University Health Hospice team).

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First Visitation

When Monday, August 13th, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Jones Family Mortuary
Address
4165 E. Allison Road
Mooresville, IN 46158
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Second Visitation

When Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Location
Jones Family Mortuary
Address
4165 E. Allison Road
Mooresville, IN 46158
Additional Information

Service Information

When
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 10:00am
Officiating
Pastor Mark Wright
Location
Jones Family Mortuary
Address
4165 E. Allison Road
Mooresville, IN 46158

Interment Information

When
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 11:30am
Location
Williams Creek Cemetery
Address
Address Not Available
Indianapolis, Indiana