Awanda Jane (Laire) Woods (1928 - 2017)

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Awanda J. Woods, 88, of Red Oak, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Red Oak.
Awanda Jane Woods, the daughter of Harry and Essie (Wilson) Laire, was born Oct. 16, 1928, at Red Oak.
Awanda was raised in the Red Oak and Stennett areas and graduated from Stennett High School. On Nov. 27, 1946, Awanda was united in marriage to Glendon R. Woods at Hiawatha, Kan. To this union a son, Greg, was born. Awanda worked many years for Union Carbide Battery Company in Red Oak, from which she retired. Awanda enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. She loved bowling and being with her bowling friends.
Awanda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glendon, on Jan. 7, 1991; daughter-in-law, Deborah Woods; sister, Gloria Gilchrest; and brothers, Jerold, Mervin, Loring and Newell.
Awanda is survived by her son, Greg Woods of Stanton; two grandsons, Ryan Woods of Shenandoah, and Chris Woods of Malvern; and great-grandson, Abel; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Graveside services will be held Friday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Red Oak Express on June 27, 2017