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Bernice E.


DECATUR, IL - Bernice E. Woodhall, 95, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Keystone Meadows Assisted Living.

Bernice was born June 15, 1918, in Peoria, the daughter of Albert Frank and Samantha (Magill) Browning. She married James Ambrose Woodhall on June 15, 1941, in Peoria; he preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1983.

Bernice loved to spend time with her family and was a homemaker until her children were older. She then worked at Mutual Home and Savings and became the head bank teller.

She will be missed.

Bernice is survived by her sons: Ronald James (Pam) Woodhall of Oreana, Gary Wayne (Holly) Woodhall of Lincoln, and Dr. Dennis Dale Woodhall of Conway, Ark.; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at the Star of Hope Mausoleum Chapel, Pastor Dave Taylor officiating, with visitation one hour prior to services at 10 a.m. Entombment will be at the Star of Hope Mausoleum located at Graceland Fairlawn Cemetery in Decatur.

Memorials may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Decatur.

The family would like to thank the staff of Keystone Meadows Assisted Living and DMH Home Health Hospice for their kindness, comfort and support.

The family of Bernice E. Woodhall has entrusted the care of their loved one to Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL. View the online obituary and send condolences to the family at

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Published in The Lincoln Courier on Dec. 16, 2013
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